Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Painting space

Each painting student has their own studio space. Here are a couple. r

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Is there Still Life?

I had no idea what I wanted to take in University. I did know that I did not want to be stuck in an office all day. On the advice of my parents I shadowed a building/land surveyor, and chose to attend Thames University in London to study Surveying. After two years, and a couple of failed classes I spent the summer at a summer camp in Virginia where I met a girl who succumbed to my British accent and charm. She was going to school in France the following year, so I decided to attend Newbold College for the year.

After a year at Newbold College, God opened the way financially for me to attend Andrews (school of choice due to succumbed girl). We worked at camp again but alas, she hung me up to dry before we got to Andrews. Arriving there I spent a quarter as a declared Psychology major. By Christmas I had transfered my allegiance to photography. As much as I loved photography, I hated getting in people's faces with the camera. Still life/landscape/nature photography became my thing. However, a year before graduation, I was required to take a design class and I transfered my allegiance once more.

The moral of this story . . . never follow a girl. r

Monday, February 26, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007


I just like that word. Fits in the same category as bodacious, uxorious, deprecate or turgid. You might not realize I like words, based on how little I have written when posting student work on the blog. This lack of blog verbage can be attributed to a distinct shortage of time. I have to figure out the whole multitasking thing.
Enjoy the blessed peace of the Sabbath.


Thursday, February 22, 2007


A design project announcing a new London housing development called Park House.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ruggles on the Blog

Painting student John Ruggles explores the juxtaposition of order and chaos in life through mixed media. Screen printing, oils and water color.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Four 1000 words

Check out some of these images.


all upper division design students have a desk area that is assigned to them. There is quite the late night community that happens well after I have gone to bed. The building is wireless and open till 1 am.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Umbrella & Chair

A couple of student still life photo shoots. Great texture.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Massive change

Design trip to Bruce Mau, ‘Massive Change’ exhibit in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Asthma affects millions of people every year. Education is an important step in minimizing its impact. Here is one design students solution in the form of a poster or billboard series.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Diner Romance

A senior painting student explores how time changes relationships.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Corporate Identity

The upper level design class took on a non profit identity project for a private education research group. These are some of the proposed solutions. We have yet to hear who gets the cash.