Posts Tagged ‘pre2017’

Grad school finished – check!

It’s been a whirlwind semester as usual and because this was the last one, it was even more intense. My thesis exhibit, Journey By Water took place in the end of March. The rest of the semester was spent finalizing the rest of my graduation requirements. One of the things we’ve realized over my last […]

Art History

My art history course this semester is Elite Objects from the Bronze age. I’m doing a presentation on gold and silver vessels from the Royal Cemetary at Ur. This was an incredible archeological dig that happened in Southern Iraq between 1922 and 1934 and was a joint project between the British Museum and the University […]

Devastation/Development/Disruption on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row

 Photo- Amanda Stockwell   If you haven’t heard about this yet, check out the following links:   After finding out about this project yesterday, I can’t sit idle and hope for the best. The Hidden City article above mentions that the Mayor and Council could find a way to delay or […]

I am the water

I am the water, Gently falling on the leaves and bubbling through the soil  Gathering myself into a lively stream Babbling over rocks Running down the hillside becoming deeper. I am the water on which others float Buoyant upon my surface I help them towards their destination Safely bouncing on my currents Playful and dancing […]

Exploring Cocoon

I first heard about Cocoon last fall from my Rapid Prototyping professor, Stanley Lechtzin. He mentioned this spray on coating that was developed locally for the preservation of the ships from World War II at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. At that time, I was looking at 3D printing structures and perhaps using fabric to cover the […]

Roman Experience

Two years ago, at this time in 2013, I was a week away from leaving for the adventure of a lifetime, a semester abroad in Rome. Since my return, there has been a lot of reflection on the experience and how it continues to affect me as a person as well as my work as […]

Dancing the Immigrant Experience

I previously posted about Ragas and Airs in anticipation of its premiere on July 26, 2014. It was such an inspiring performance that I need to share more about the event itself. The Philadelphia Irish Memorial was created in 2003 at Front and Chestnut Streets. The centerpiece, An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger) is a […]

Prehistory, Time & Space and/or How I Feel Connected to the Past and the Future

After a weeks break between our return from Scotland at the end of June, we were in the Tyler studio all week to complete our projects. I love it when a plan comes together and it was refreshing to be able to just stay in the studio all day without the distraction of other classes. […]

Edinburgh- Up Close and Personal

Our time in the enchanted highlands was certainly beautiful, but it was soon time to move on to the final leg of our UK odyssey, Edinburgh. We piled into the vans and spent most of the day returning to Glasgow, collected the rest of our luggage and hopped on a bus for the hour or […]

The Scottish Highlands

I started reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon about 2002 on the recommendation of one of my friends. I was completely immersed and now along with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, the Outlander books are my go-to books to re-read at the end of the day when I don’t have the brain space to […]