#HardHatArt

Also known as #PerformanceArt. I mentioned in a recent post that I am drawn to construction sites, especially in big cities. Tower cranes amaze me. The maze of scaffolding and building parts amazes me. The hard hats who negotiate the maze and produce awe-inspiring buildings have my highest regard. But most of all, I am fascinated that the visual display you see before you at any given moment is quite ephemeral. Tomorrow the hard hats will go to work again, and their work will change the view forever. So each time I click the shutter, I am framing and freezing…

#HookedOnSquares

At the risk of sounding utterly uncool, I must say that I love squares! In fact, maybe it’s challenges I love. As a teacher of visual communication, I know well that the inherited wisdom about square shapes is that they are static, stodgy, etc. ‘Use squares when you want to convey stability and conformity,’ the textbooks say. Well, phooey, I say! So about two years ago I began my #HookedOnSquares project. If you google that hashtag, it should pull up a number of photographs I have shared online. Better yet, click on this link, which will take you to the…