My Exhibits / Things I’ve Done

ReArtEco 2011 March 14 – 21
An annual exhibit held in Florence, Italy  to showcase creative re-use of discarded or surplus resources.
Organized by a good group of dedicated people, great for networking work spaces and resources.  Have made connections through the ReArteco facebook page                           (riarteco@groups.facebook.com), where most all posts are in Italian.
My two pieces this year consisted of an Icon for Toxic waste constructed from found objects. The second piece was a redo of my first year’s entry Bodonna which was lost in a move to Los Angeles. Bodonna II starts with a base print of Bodonna on canvas, framed in a shadow box and accented with relevant constructions  honoring womanhood.

June 2011 Solo exhibit Eskimo Club, Florence, Italy

  

This show consisted of 16 pieces created over the last two years. A very interesting experience – negotiating the exhibit, installing the exhibit and the removing the exhibit with related storage issues.

October -November 2011
Two trips to Dublin. Art Directed events and designed graphics for Peadar Kearney’s Pub.

                                          

                 

my Stacked, wrapped, whacked piece exhibited at local cafe:

Syllabi for courses involving creative object reuse in design and execution.

Introduction to Green Design

 

Instructor:            Prof. Louis Carosello

 

Textbook:            Gavin Ambrose, Fundamentals of Creative Design, (2003).

 

Overview:    This 15 week course looks at how designers can recycle found materials and pull images from the visual culture to create new and compelling results that can be produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.    Working with found objects the students will learn how they can use design to contribute to a more environmentally aware community.

 

The course will begin with an overview of the history of “recycled design” looking at artists and designers who have practiced in this style through their use of materials and/or design strategies.   There will also be a lecture discussing new green design technologies that have revolutionized the field.

 

After covering the history and theory of this type of design, the class will then take a project-based approach.

 

Evaluation:            Over the semester project, students will be asked to complete a total of five projects working in both groups and individually.  Evaluation will be based on a combination of classroom critiques and instructor evaluation.

 

 

Class Policies:

w Class schedule and assignments are subject to change as announced in class.

w The fieldtrips are mandatory and required for all students.

w If you are absent, get notes, handouts, and announcements from a classmate.

w Three absences will result in a failing grade.

w Students are expected to be aware of the school’s policy on academic integrity.

 

Lectures:            Green Design: A Critical History and Critical Resources
Concept and Content: Choosing Subjects and Materials

Green Design Technology: Rating our Options
Applying Green to Marketing:  Viral to Corporate

 

Projects:            Internet resources: Site & Image Log

2-D Physical project

3-D Physical resources
“Green Concept” marketing presentation

Final Project

 

Lessons:            Each class period will cover one lesson (two classes per week)

 

Lesson 1.  Intro to syllabus and other pertinent information

Lecture and PP Presentation:  History of Green Design, Part I

Discussion: Green Design concept resources

Students will research Internet resources creating a Site & Image Log

Lesson 2.  Lecture and PP Presentation:  History of Green Design, Part II

Discussion: Personal interpretation of Green Design
Students will visualize their green concepts via idea presentation boards “Idea Boards”

 

Lesson 3.  Student presentations of Idea Boards: Class discussion and critique

Outline of topics covered in “Fundamentals of Creative Design”
Discuss plans and production schedule for 2-D Physical project
Lesson 4.  Lecture and PP presentation: Concept and Content, Part I

Discussion of readings and lecture

Review production schedules and work on 2-D Physical project

 

Lesson 5. Lecture and PP presentation: Content & Concept, Part II

Discussion of readings, lecture, and project progress

Work on 2-D Physical project

 

Lesson 6. Work on 2-D Physical project.
Presentation of 2-D Physical project for class discussion and critique

Discuss 3-D resources and plans for Field Trip

 

Lesson 7.  PP presentation of various asset sites

Discuss Readings and Production schedule for 3-D Physical project.

Collaborative concepting session

 

Lesson 8.  Field Trip to collect assets for 3-D project and view green design concepts at

work in Florence

Continue reading assignment and Site & Image Log

Lesson 9.  Work on 3-D Physical project

 

Lesson 10. Work on 3-D Physical project

 

Lesson 11.  Work on 3-D Physical project.

Presentation of 3-D Physical project for class discussion and critique

Discuss Readings

 

Lesson 12.  Lecture and PP presentation: Green Design Technology, Part I

Discuss effects of GDT on public acceptance, resources, media, and creative communications
Start planning “Green Concept” marketing presentation
Continue related readings.

 

 

 

 

Lesson 13.   Lecture and PP presentation: Green Design Technology, Part II

Collaborative discussion: products, concepts, and marketing

Production schedule for “Green Concept” marketing presentation

 

Lesson 14. PP presentation: Green Ranking, Ratings, and other Methods of    

                   Verification

Discuss demographic groups, target marketing, current media trends, and related readings

Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation.

 

Lesson 15.  Discuss progress on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 16.  Lecture and PP presentation: Applying Green to Marketing

Work on  “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 17.  Individual consultations on  “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Work on  “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 18.  Collaborative discussion of “Green Concept” marketing presentations

Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 19.  Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 20. Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 21.  Work on “Green Concept” marketing presentation

Presentation of “Green Concept” project for class, discussion and critique

Discuss field trip plans

 

Lesson 22.  Field trip

Lesson 23.  Discuss plans for final project (derived from previous project experience)

Develop production schedule for final project

Review related readings and Site & Image Log

Lesson 24.  Work on Final Project

In Class Discussion: Success and Near Misses

Lesson 25.  Work on Final project

Lesson 26.  Work on Final project

Collaborative Image presentation from Site & Image Logs
Lesson 27. Work on Final project

Lesson 28. Work on Final project

Lesson 29. Presentation of Final Project for class discussion and critique

 

Lesson 30. Lecture: Culling your Projects for Portfolio Pieces

Collecting and storage of physical and digital resources

Green Design

Recycled Design Class

This 15 week course looks at how designers can recycle found materials and pull images from the visual culture to create new and compelling results that can be produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.    Working with found objects the students will learn how they can use design to contribute to a more environmentally aware community.

 

The course will begin with an overview of the history of “recycled design” looking at artists and designers who have practiced in this style through their use of materials and/or design strategies.   There will also be a lecture discussing new green design technologies that have revolutionized the field.

 

After covering the history and theory of this type of design, the class will then take a project-based approach.  Over the semester project, students will be asked to complete a total of five projects working in both groups and individually.  Evaluation will be based on a combination of classroom critiques and instructor evaluation.

 

Lectures:

1. History of Green Design / internet resources

2. Materials or Subject / Content & Concept

3. Green Design Technology and Ratings

4. Green strategy applied to marketing    Viral to Corporate

 

Projects:

Internet resources: Site & Image Log

2-D Physical project

3-D Physical resources / project
Communicating your Green Concept / project

Final Project

 

Book:

Fundamentals of Creative Design

Gavin Ambrose
 

 

 

 

Lesson 1.  Intro to syllabus and other pertinent information.
Lecture and PP presentation:  History of Green Design part I
Discussion: Green Design concept resources.
Students will research internet resources creating a Site & Image

Log.

Lesson 2.  Lecture and PP presentation:  History of Green Design part II
Discussion: Personal interpretation of Green design.
Students will visualize their green concepts via idea presentation
boards “idea boards”.

Lesson 3.  Student presentations of  idea boards. Class discussion and critique.
Outline of topics covered in “Fundamentals of Creative Design.”
Discuss plans and production schedule for 2-D Physical project
Lesson 4. Lecture and PP presentation: Materials or Subject, a look at various
artist as examples.

Discussion of readings and lecture.
Review  production schedule , work on 2-D Physical project.

 

Lesson 5. Lecture and PP presentation: Content & Concept a look at various
artwork  and  media campaigns.
Discussion of readings, lecture and project progress.
Work on 2-D Physical project.

 

Lesson 6. Work on 2-D Physical project.
Presentation of 2-D Physical project for class, discussion and critique.
Discuss 3-D resources, plans for Field trip.

 

Lesson 7.  PP presentation of various asset sites.
Discuss Readings and Production schedule for 3-D Physical project.

Collaborative concepting session

 

Lesson 8.  Field Trip to collect assets for 3-D project and view green design
concepts at work in Florence. Continue Reading assignment and Site

& Image Log.

Lesson 9.  Work on 3-D Physical project.

 

Lesson 10. Work on 3-D Physical project.

 

Lesson 11.  Work on 3-D Physical project.

Presentation of 3-D Physical project for class, discussion and

critique.
Discuss Readings

 

 

Lesson 12.  Lecture PP presentation: Green Design Technology, State of the art.
Discuss effects of GDT on public acceptance, resources, media and

creative communications.
Start planning  “ Green Concept” marketing presentation.
Continue related readings.

 

Lesson 13. Lecture PP presentation: Green Design Technology  part ll
Collaborative discussion: products, concepts and marketing.
Production schedule for “ Green Concept” marketing presentation.

 

Lesson 14. PP presentation Green Ranking, Ratings and other Methods of

Verification.
Discuss demographic groups, target marketing and current

media trends.   Also Related readings
Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.

 

Lesson 15.  Discuss work on  “ Green Concept” marketing presentation.
Work on  “ Green Concept” marketing presentation

Lesson 16.  PP presentation Green Marketing Viral to Corporate.
Work on  “ Green Concept” marketing presentation.

Lesson 17.  Individual consultations / updates on  “ Green Concept”  marketing

Presentation progress.
Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.

Lesson 18.  Collaborative discussion of “ Green Concept”  marketing

Presentations.
Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.

Lesson 19.  Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.

Lesson 20. Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.

Lesson 21. Work on  “ Green Concept”  marketing presentation.
Presentation of “Green Concept” project for class, discussion and

critique.
Discuss field trip plans.

 

Lesson 22.  Field trip

Lesson 23.  Discuss plans for final project. Derived from experiences with earlier

projects.
Develop production schedule for final project.
Review  related readings and Site & Image Log.

Lesson 24. Work on Final Project
In Class discussion: Success and Near Misses

Lesson 25.  Work on Final project

Lesson 26. Work on Final project
Collaborative Image presentation from Site & Image Logs.

Lesson 27. Work on Final project

Lesson 28. Work on Final project

Lesson 29. Presentation of Final Project for class, discussion and

critique.

Lesson 30. Lecture: Culling your Projects for Portfolio Pieces.
Collecting and storage of physical and digital resources.

associated research

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