Rogue

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  I was fortunate to have a techy dad. As far back as I can remember we always had a computer. I remember inserting the big ol’ floppy disk to load MS-DOS and then loading whatever game I wanted to play. The day we upgraded to two disk drives was huge and you cannot imagine how mind blowing it was when we got our first hard drive. Anyway, I loved Frogger and Dig Dug but my favorite was a text-based dungeon crawler, Rogue. My mom and I would fight over who would get to play next. I spent hours getting slaughtered by snakes, emus and kestrels. The internet being what it is, I was able to track down a playable version of the game…   (Click Here)   I have already sunk another 3 to 4 hours into Rogue since finding it and I still get slaughtered on a regular basis. While I’m tripping down memory lane, this site brought back some memories…   (Click...

A New Buildable

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    Starting up a new buildable. I’m trying to make this one a little more simple. Grim turned out to be a little difficult to build so I’m using that one as a guide for difficulty. I am going to try to make this simple but fun. Lots of parts and options but not to difficult or discouraging. Stay tuned.

Art History: Jenny Saville

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Human perception of the body is so acute and knowledgeable that the smallest hint of a body can trigger recognition. —Jenny Saville I just realized that alot of these are going to start with, “When I was in college…” but here goes. In college I hung out with a girl who was a stereotypical, 100% Artist. That was her thing. Still is actually. She went on to attend a really great grad school and she is a working artist but that is beside the point. During our time hanging out she acquired a book that was more holy to her than the Bible. It was a heavy hardcover book about the Sensations Art Exhibit. She carried that thing around with her everywhere she went. I can honestly say I never saw most of the pages because she wouldn’t let it out of her reach for more than a few minutes. The freshest, most amazing artists working at the time were featured in those pages and...

A Quick Drawing(?)

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    I’m going with drawing for this one. I suppose it could be considered some kind of relief sculpture but I like to think of it as a drawing. This goes way back to the first skateboard I ever wanted. My cousin took me to the skate shop and said, “Look at that…”     Mark “Gator” Rogowski. Now that guy’s trajectory is a tragic story for another time. Anyway, I’ve been drawing these spirals ever since. Yesterday the thought wormed its way up from the deep recesses of my mind and I decided to make a quick drawing. For a quick one-off, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.     I’m not sure which I like most, the monotone or duotone. Maybe I’ll work though this a little more and see where it goes. I like messing around with layers and this is really pushing that...

Orchid Progress

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    This one is getting away from me. It is going to take a while to get it where I want it. It has become a meditative piece. I start to get impatient and anxious while working on it so I have to center myself. I know it is going to take a really long time so I have to embrace that. Sometimes it isn’t easy.