Category Archives: Art

When a picture IS a thousand words

I subscribe to a lot of newsletters. Lots of topics, lots of industries, lots of different treatments. I’m just interested in lots of things 😄 One thing I subscribe to is “e news” from the Newberry Library in Chicago. The … Continue reading

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My first DALL•E art project

Because I teach courses on digital society and digital storytelling at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), I have been reading and learning a lot about DALL•E, the new AI-based art generator, this fall. I had seen references to DALL•E all … Continue reading

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When life imitates art (or, the imperfection of perfection)

I walked into my office in the Grohmann Museum on MSOE’s campus the other day and really liked the golden autumn glow of light reflecting from the locust tree outside my window. Especially appealing was the correspondence between the dead … Continue reading

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An Ironing man at work in his mobile cart by the street side, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

An Ironing man at work in his mobile cart by the street side, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India An Ironing man at work in his mobile cart by the street side, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India I love—absolutely LOVE!—the colors in this … Continue reading

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Happy Fibonacci Day!

  Round . . . Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel . . . So begins one of my favorite songs, and it popped into my head this morning as soon as I realized … Continue reading

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If Edward Hopper stopped for groceries on the way home

I took this photo after work at the supermarket near my home two Fridays ago. The sun was already low in the sky at 5:30-ish p.m., as it sadly is at at this time of year. But on the plus … Continue reading

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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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