“What Remains,” or designing the 9/11 museum

photo credit: “Wired”

I just finished reading an excellent article in the June 2014 issue of Wired magazine about designing the 9/11 museum in NYC. What a difficult and delicate design problem to create a space that honors such a tragic series of events without being a traumatic experience in itself. It ends with a poignant quotation by one of the museum’s designers, Jake Barton: “It’s not very hard to be clever […] It’s far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful. It’s hard to make something feel like it needs to exist.”

Here’s an interview with museum director Alice Greenwald and designer Jake Barton on the eve of the museum’s opening:

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New paintings

Land With D, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2014
Land With D, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2014

I’ve just added some recent paintings to my paintings page. These are a continuation of the Land series of paintings I started a few months ago. See them here.

Also, three of my Imaginary Run drawings will be featured in the 35th Annual Mini Works exhibit opening this week at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

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