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A Degraded Mask of Meridian Hill Park
|| 10/2/2006 || 11:08 pm || Comments Off on A Degraded Mask of Meridian Hill Park || ||

I took a draft of an African mask design for a client and degraded it to make it look slightly older. It’s Cardozo High School to Meridian Hill Park in Northwest Washington, DC and somewhere in that map is the client’s house.

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Home Quilt #4
|| 1/20/2006 || 3:12 pm || Comments Off on Home Quilt #4 || ||

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The final version of the series. I’d love to see the series placed side by side.

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Home Quilt #3
|| 1/19/2006 || 11:30 am || Comments Off on Home Quilt #3 || ||

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I made a third iteration of the area around my home in Washington, DC. This time I choose an Octagon Quilt Projection.

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Home Quilt #2
|| 1/18/2006 || 2:15 pm || Comments Off on Home Quilt #2 || ||

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I made an Octagon Quilt Projection map of the aera around my home in Washington, DC.

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Home Quilt
|| 1/17/2006 || 11:47 am || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

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This quilt projection map features the area around my home in Washington, DC.

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Localized Self-Portrait #2
|| 10/11/2005 || 10:22 pm || Comments Off on Localized Self-Portrait #2 || ||

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One good rendering deserves another, right? I figured what the hell, why not make another Janus Series Self-Portrait! I’ll try not to make too many more :)

This one is slightly different than the first, in fact its quite a bit different. I started with a picture of myself that I took in my room last summer. I chose this picture of myself because 1) I like the way I look it (aka I think its a cute photo) 2) I love the blue fabric I have on my wall in my room, and this picture captures it’s the deep blue color with subtle touches of polyester luster.

Surrounding the picture of myself, lets call this the inner frame, is a delayed exposure photograph I took of a campfire in Colorado two summers ago. (You can view the original photograph here). I chose this photograph because the orange would contrast the blue in the fabric. I also chose it because of the contrast with the outer frame, a tessellated USGS aerial photograph of my house (which can be seen in the second detail below the fold). The idea, as cheesy as it sounds, is that I’m burnin up the neighborhood :-) Or as a historical corollary, my neighborhood, or at least the area around my neighborhood, was burned in the 1968 riots (which took place after Martin Luther King was assassinated) and the flames are also a fitting reminder of the history.

This rendering is also different because I chose to rotate the tessellation 45 degrees, which created an interesting checkerboard effect. I also chose to only reflect the source imagery 4 times instead of the roughly 16 reflections the last self-portrait received.

Up next- an abstract for the paper presentation I am going to give at the Association of American Geographer’s Annual Meeting in March. I’ve got a bad case of writers block tho…

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U St. SW
|| 9/3/2005 || 1:43 pm || 3 Comments Rendered || ||

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This is the last of the series. I’d like to place them all by each other, either digitally (most likely) or once printed out ($100+ required) to compare and contrast the role of the location of the orthographically correct imagery plays in each rendering. I’d like to continue making this comparison style of rendering but it’s 4 times as much work. I have to make 4 modified images in photoshop, then render 4 different versions of it, and well, this takes more time than I want to spend on a rendering!

However, I would like to use the quadrant system in a different context, and maybe obtain imagery of F St. NW, NE, SW, SE and have four completely different parts of the city represented in 4 different renderings title F St. NW, F St. NE, F St. SW, and F St. SE. That would be interesting, but I doubt that will be made anytime soon. I want to make some more Adams Morgan renderings, and use the Columbia Heights / Mount Pleasant imagery I have. My goal is to eventually have just about every neighborhood of Washington, DC rendered, so far so good :)

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U St. SE
|| 9/2/2005 || 8:11 am || Comments Off on U St. SE || ||

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3/4’s done with the series. I am really itching to make a rendering using imagery from New Orleans. I found some very nice imagery from NASA and Digital Globe. I’ll porbably use the NASA imagery simply because it’s public domain imagery. Only one more left!

I really like the way the detail on my house looks. It reminds me of compass! If you don’t see it, think about the logo for the Masons…..you see it?

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U St. NW
|| 9/1/2005 || 8:09 am || Comments Off on U St. NW || ||

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Up next, U St SE. I can’t wait until I see them all together, side-by-side.

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U St. NE
|| 8/31/2005 || 8:25 am || Comments Off on U St. NE || ||

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11 hours later, the first of the series is finished. Logan Circle has made a meta-circle in the center of the rendering- it looks fabulous! I am slightly dissapointed that my house didn’t fall on or near any seams because it would look really cool to have my house bent on a reflection. Maybe the next one will! Right now, U St. NW is being made. Anyways, I really like this vernacular I’ve chosen, although it is slightly convoluted because the actual imagery is all from the U St. NW area. 1 down, 3 to go.

I really want to make a rendering using some of the imagery of flooded New Orleans, but I think that will have to wait.

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