|| 7/18/2005 || 12:02 pm || Comments Off on Ballwin Mandala || ||
This rendering turned out nicely, although I rendered it too large and had to scale down the projection to remove some pixilation. This rendering is also the first derivative of the Ballwin Lenz #2, and I was able to keep my old apartment building at 148 G Cumberland Park Ln. within the rendering. You gotta love art that hits close to home! (I say this everytime!!!!)
View my posting on the first Ballwin rendering.
View my posting on the second Ballwin rendering.
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Ballwin Lenz #2
|| 7/6/2005 || 2:44 pm || Comments Off on Ballwin Lenz #2 || ||
My mother received her print of Ballwin Lenz a few weeks back and left a message on my phone about how much she loves it. She said she got out a map and was able to find the our old apartment building in the image. Hearing about her doing this I felt compelled to make a second rendering!
Using the same style as the “Mandala Project,” on the inside, I placed the 6 way reflection inside of the “Lenz Project” template, and I absolutely love the way it turned out. My old apartment building is all over the center of the rendering! Nothing hits home, like your old home :-) I guess you could also say that around the center is the true Star of Ballwin (or I’d like to think!).
Read my entry on the first Ballwin Lenz.
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|| 4/3/2005 || 5:55 pm || Comments Off on Ballwin Lenz || ||
I grew in that rendering. From 1985 until 2002 my family resided in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the Burtonwood Manor Condiminiums and paid a grand total of roughly $530 a month. I spent much of my formative years here and it holds a truly special place in my heart. I know that I can go back there and still see some of the folks I grew up with. Spaces and places will change, but the memories still remain. I think this my favorite rendering yet, simply because subject not only hits close to home, it is home.
My mother has the first print of this rendering :-)
Mother Earth #3
|| 12/7/2004 || 7:59 am || Comments Off on Mother Earth #3 || ||
I just inverted the images from “Mother Earth #2,” and I’m looking into the next combination…
Mother Earth #2
|| 12/6/2004 || 2:44 pm || Comments Off on Mother Earth #2 || ||
I used a high resolution image of downtown Saint Louis with a low spatial resolution Landsat image of the midwest.
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Abstract Saint Louis
|| 11/21/2004 || 3:45 pm || Comments Off on Abstract Saint Louis || ||
I leave tonight to go back to Saint Louis via Greyhound. Its about 20 hours of fun fun fun. I need to go buy a book to read. I got a nifty pocket sized atlas from NIMA last week at the GWU Geography Department’s GIS Day. I look forward to reading that some, but I’ll need something a little more in depth. Regardless, I can’t wait to see my family and more importantly, get out of DC for a week!
Star of Saint Louis
|| 11/20/2004 || 3:48 pm || Comments Off on Star of Saint Louis || ||
I snagged this satellite image of downtown Saint Louis from the National Map a long time ago, but for some reason Bryce would not accept it. I ended up tweaking the image the “right way” and now I have another satellite image to use for my renderings:-) I actually want to make a special rendering with this image when I get back from Sioux City, Iowa. I already know the name I am going to use: “Shadow of Greatness”
Why? Well there are 3 shadows represented in the actual image- one visible, two slightly visible. The visible one is the shadow of the Gateway Arch, and the other two are the Eads Bridge and the TWA logo on the dome.
The Gateway Arch is my favorite monument in the world. Topping out at 630 feet, its 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument, but its the message that it carries that I like the most. Its the same message that the Eads Bridge carries as well- the Gateway to the West.
The Eads Bridge was the first bridge built over the Mississippi River and it was also the first bridge to have both rail and human traffic. After its completion people & goods could finally go coast to coast. Its now used for the Saint Louis Metrolink and the first stop in Illinois is the Casino Queen(also a shadow of a casino!). You gotta love mass transit that takes you places- like casinos!
As for theTWA logo, it has since been replaced with the Edward Jones logo and the airlines, which was once one of the largest airlines in the world, has been purchased by American Airlines. My father has worked for TWA/AA since 1994 and I proudly own quite a bit of vintage TWA apparel.
I think the image will have one large shadow and use the satellite image, but I’m not sure what primitives to use for the actual rendering… Should look pretty cool though :-)
Ivan from above
|| 9/29/2004 || 4:00 pm || Comments Off on Ivan from above || ||
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has got a great index of high resolution images of Hurricane Ivan’s destruction. If you have a minute check them out! There is also another page that has images of the actual path of destruction. I’ll be rendering a few of these shortly….Thank you NOAA!
This rendering is similar to the last one, but it has 4 times as many spheres place around it. Its too bad that 1024X768 doesn’t do the rendering’s overall detail much justice.
The Daily Show on the Daily Render
|| 9/28/2004 || 11:01 pm || Comments Off on The Daily Show on the Daily Render || ||
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly kept referring to “The Daily Show” audience as “stoned slackers.”
So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?
Viewers of Jon Stewart’s show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch “The O’Reilly Factor,” according to Nielsen Media Research.
Comedy Central had no statistics on how many people watch “The Daily Show” stoned.
Sometimes the people that make the best fake news get away with making great news. I wonder how many people watch either show on a given night, because that would validate the research somewhat more. I am also looking forward to watching the debate this week. I noticed within the last two weeks that Karl Rove has changed Bush’s stump speech format in order for him to appear more like Kerry on the TV screen. Bush now has a talking points podium, which allows him to pace around the stage and come back when to the podium when he needs to say another repetitious republican phrase. The on the job training is working out for him too. Most of the camera shots put him above the podium so that the average viewer would not even notice the presence of the stand. Do a comparison with Kerry as he talks on his feet, you’ll notice a far superior intellect.
I am waiting for Move On to use Bush’s “We are not into nation building” comment and use the whole flip flop argument against Bush. The other day on TV I saw some dolt with a pair of massive 6ft tall flip flops. This idiot should be running around the country campaigning for Bush like the Yes Men.
Anyways, this rendering is of my hometown of Ballwin, Missouri. It’s located about 30 miles west of downtown Saint Louis in the republican controlled territory called West County. I used the glass spheres on this rendering instead of a torus. I just placed them around the page in an organized geometric fashion. The next rendering will consist of the same format & satellite image, but will contain many more spheres.