Prowling for My Benefit
The Fella Has Mad Game
Sure, I'd like to be as savvy as he is re: noticing design everywhere he turns, but in the meantime I'll just continue to pimp his Flickr stream (not to mention his web site, his Grab Bag (art) book to be published next year, and whatever else he's got in the works now that his 1st year of college is about ready to launch).
Head in the Box
Or he's just really too literal (for my taste) in his vision.
A Guy Can Dream, Right?
As a father of a kiddo who's on the verge of shifting from toddlerville to boytown, I want 2 crazy vital things to be guaranteed:
First: A cool ol' nature in a box contraption like this in his room.
Gotta be easy to DIY if a guy (ironically) uses 'fake' plants.
Maybe the Maker Faire (Made magazine) folks can show a papa how to pull it off?
Second (and most importantly): The metaphor being embraced by EVERY teacher he ever has.
Period. For reals.
From the Mass MoCA web site re: the cool ol' nature in a box contraption:
Vaughn Bell’s Personal Biospheres which give gallery visitors their own miniature landscapes to experience by popping their head into Plexiglas domes filled with small working ecosystems.
Bell’s new custom biospheres for Badlands will be based on the landscape of North Adams (Mass).