Category Archives: Art

Friday afternoon (leaving work) photos

The Grohmann Museum was quiet on the second floor when I left work at MSOE this afternoon. I pressed the button to call the elevator but then, immediately after, decided to step away and take a picture of the stair … Continue reading

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Update on where that lone dinosaur roams

Almost exactly nine years ago I wrote a post about a straggler dinosaur lurking in the wilds of a long-closed mini-golf course and amusement park on North 76th Street in Milwaukee. (My original blog post HERE.) After years haunting the … Continue reading

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Balanced, calm composition (veering slightly toward hysteria)

I was instantly struck by this four-quadrant checkerboard pattern of vertical and horizontal lines and areas of shadow and light when I walked into my office around 1:00 this afternoon after teaching my freshman report-writing class. I fooled around with … Continue reading

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LIttle Free Library – There’s a book!

Actually there are THREE books! The Little Free Library Book (2015) tells the official story of the Little Free Library movement and contains a forward by Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Libraries, who built the first one in … Continue reading

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Grohmann Museum, 5:40pm, September 10

Taken shortly before I left work last night. The museum closes at 5:00, so most lights were off, making for the contrast between late afternoon sunlight and dim galleries. The Grohmann has a really interesting special exhibit right right now, … Continue reading

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A tour of public sculpture along Milwaukee’s RiverWalk and Wisconsin Avenue

A photo of my colleague, Margaret Dwyer, and me with “The Bronze Fonz,” taken during last Saturday’s walking tour of public sculptures along the Milwaukee RiverWalk and Wisconsin Avenue. We led a group of MSOE students on the two-hour walk … Continue reading

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Arrangement in Black and White No. 1

Photo taken in my parking garage this morning. Lots of cutesy titles suggested themselves, among them: “Rule of Thirds” – because there are three white pillar bases and three white lights. Plus the “Rule of Thirds” concept. “Figures 3 and … Continue reading

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A nice midweek break

Last night after work I met my friend, Karen, for dinner on the East Side (which is how we Milwaukeeans refer to the area bounded by the lake on the east, the river on the west, Capitol Drive on the … Continue reading

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Do you recognize this font?

Driving home from work yesterday, I got stopped at the traffic light at Sixth and Juneau. Looked to my left and immediately started puzzling over the font above the Johnson Controls Entrance. Anyone know what it is?

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CypherCon 4.0, the Milwaukee River dyed green, and three homes of the Milwaukee Bucks

Taught my morning class today and then walked over to the convention center (maybe 20 minutes away) to attend CypherCon, billed as “Wisconsin’s Hacker Conference” mostly centered on network security but also containing bigger-picture sessions on societal implications of data … Continue reading

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