My monthly progress notes are for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, whose generosity has endowed my grant year, my students, fellow artists, future applicants, museum curators, gallery directors, art patrons, art lovers, the creative and just plain curious.
Here the Plan...
Reduce My Teaching - In order to free up more studio time.
Take A Physic Course – I didn't pay attention in 10th grade physics, because I didn't think I would even need to know physics. How wrong I was! I will enroll in a college physics course this year, so I could understand the theory behind what I’m creating.
Interactive Kinetic Sculpture - I have an idea for series of coin operated kinetic sculptures. I will buy the equipment to experiment with and seek mechanical advice in order to get these projects going.
Harmonograph - I will take the time to build and experiment with the mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create geometric images with the intention of creating an interactive kinetic sculpture.
Cymatics - I will explore the use of sound waves (made visible) and research wave phenomena with the intention of creating an interactive sculpture that the viewer can alter with sound.
Time Lapse Video - I recently received a small grant from the Maine Arts Commission to purchase a camera with an intervalometer for time lapse video, but I have barely had time to use it. With more time available, I will experiment with compressing real-time, allowing me to study patterns of motion.
Body Sensor Networks (BSN's) - I have been in touch with a professor in the Media Lab at MIT, who specializes in BSN’s, who I’d like to work with in the use of BSN’s to collect data from my own movement, which I will then use to generate and inform new work.
NYC - During each month of the grant year I will go to NYC for 2-3 days where I will visit museums and galleries.
Maximize Exposure & Give Back - As the AAG recipient I will offer exhibits, artist talks, interviews, open studios and presentations that will share the work that I am doing with the public.
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Link to Jeanne McCartin's article Gifts of Time in the Portsmouth Press Herald 11/20/11.