Monthly Archives: November 2013

Rebel Within Muffin

As the Summer Season in Aspen starts to wind down and I start to prepare for Fall/Off-Season travels, my taste buds are gearing up for an upcoming visit to San Francisco where I will eat my way through the city with my gastro-obsessed sister who lives there.  In particular, I am salivating at the thought of my first bite into a “Rebel Within Muffin” served at Craftsman and Wolves Bakery — a Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffin with a perfectly cooked boiled egg inside.  The idea brings to mind the trendy concept of Umami.  In Japanese, “A pleasant savory taste” though in the vernacular that I don’t know what that elevates a dish […]

Richard Dupont: Out of Hand

“The forms I end up with couldn’t have been done without using digital tools, but you have to disrespect them on some level,” [Dupont] said. “It’s much more interesting if you can disrupt the expectations of what the technology can do.” —Richard Dupont (as quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 2013) Richard Dupont rethinks digital art. His exhibit, Out of Hand: Materializing the PostDigital, is currently on display at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. This is the first major museum exhibition to focus entirely on digital fabrication methods like 3D printing and numerically controlled milling. Dupont has even taken 3-D scans of his own […]

Harland Miller

Both a notable writer and artist, Harland Miller has contributed to the Abstract Art and Figurative Art movement in the 21st century. Born in Yorkshire in 1964 and currently living in London, he studied at the Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 1988 with an MA in Art History. After receiving his degree, Miller traveled extensively throughout London, Germany, and the United States. In 2000, he achieved critical acclaim for his first novel, Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty, which featured a young boy who travels around England on adventures with a David Bowie impersonator. In 2001 Miller produced a series of paintings based on the dust jackets of dog-eared, […]

Walton Ford: Condemned

Ford’s “Condemned” memorializes a Carolina Parakeet, declared extinct in 1939.  By the 1880’s the birds’ numbers suffered at the hands of farmers who considered them an agricultural pest.  Flocks plagued orchards, destroying fruit in search of seeds. “Condemned” incorporates a quote from the American serial killer Carl Panzram (1891 – 1930), who wrote to capital punishment protesters while on death row in 1929, “I wish that you all had one neck and that I had my hands on it.”  Ford appropriates this quote, which is prominently scrawled above the Carolina Parakeet.  It is ambiguous whether these words are the voice of a farmer or one of the birds, as each […]