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Block ice composite, flat, lowres

Coil, last day!

My goal for my final post was to shoot a time lapse of the block of ice I carved in an earlier post with the words melting away. For various reasons the video did not turn out so all I

Block ice composite, flat, lowres

Coil, last day!

My goal for my final post was to shoot a time lapse of the block of ice I carved in an earlier post with the words melting away. For various reasons the video did not turn out so all I

Coils in ceiling,winding down

Coil, Day 28

Almost to the end. Bittersweet as always.

Coils in ceiling,winding down

Coil, Day 28

Almost to the end. Bittersweet as always.

Bryce twisted spiral,v2

Coil, Day 27

Virtual energy-secreting bracelet generated in Bryce

Bryce twisted spiral,v2

Coil, Day 27

Virtual energy-secreting bracelet generated in Bryce

Barbed Coil 2,cropped,BW,lowres

Coil, Day 25

More concertina wire, this time against a backdrop with its own repetitive rhythms.

Barbed Coil 2,cropped,BW,lowres

Coil, Day 25

More concertina wire, this time against a backdrop with its own repetitive rhythms.

Fiberoptic coil, IMAG1410,lowres

Coil, Day 24

Today I stumbled across some workers running what seemed to be a rather lengthy coil of fiber-optic cable.

Fiberoptic coil, IMAG1410,lowres

Coil, Day 24

Today I stumbled across some workers running what seemed to be a rather lengthy coil of fiber-optic cable.

Ice block spiral_8807_lowres

Coil, Day 23

Starting off with a small block of ice, I cut a spiral pattern around it using a hand saw. I was planning on making it more cylindrical but decided instead to maintain its rectangularity for how the light bends.

Ice block spiral_8807_lowres

Coil, Day 23

Starting off with a small block of ice, I cut a spiral pattern around it using a hand saw. I was planning on making it more cylindrical but decided instead to maintain its rectangularity for how the light bends.

Spring pastel painting,shopped_lowres

Coil, Day 20

Using pastels and an assortment of various types of springs, I coated one side of a spring with a colored pastel chalk and then stretched it slightly above a piece of white watercolor paper. I then snapped the spring so

Spring pastel painting,shopped_lowres

Coil, Day 20

Using pastels and an assortment of various types of springs, I coated one side of a spring with a colored pastel chalk and then stretched it slightly above a piece of white watercolor paper. I then snapped the spring so

Student Show poster,lowres

Coil, Day 19

Today I worked on a poster for an upcoming Student Photography exhibit.

Student Show poster,lowres

Coil, Day 19

Today I worked on a poster for an upcoming Student Photography exhibit.

Spiral light_frame0059,lowres

Coil, Day 17

Today I experimented further with “spiral illumination”. The design shown here is created by using a 30-second exposure while a matched pair of LED lights mounted to the ends of an aluminum bar is being spun on a cordless drill

Spiral light_frame0059,lowres

Coil, Day 17

Today I experimented further with “spiral illumination”. The design shown here is created by using a 30-second exposure while a matched pair of LED lights mounted to the ends of an aluminum bar is being spun on a cordless drill

Spiral garage ramp,lowres

Coil, Day 16

Earlier this week I drove down a spiral ramp in a parking garage – one that I do not visit very often. When I realized that it fit my coil theme I hastily set my phone on the dashboard to

Spiral garage ramp,lowres

Coil, Day 16

Earlier this week I drove down a spiral ramp in a parking garage – one that I do not visit very often. When I realized that it fit my coil theme I hastily set my phone on the dashboard to

Three spirals and fork,lowres

Coil, Day 15

I was curious to see if spaghetti could be turned into springs. It can!

Three spirals and fork,lowres

Coil, Day 15

I was curious to see if spaghetti could be turned into springs. It can!

Chocolate strawberry with inset

Coil, Day 14

I thought it would be fun to melt two types of chocolate, an 85% cacao and some milkier Belgian, and apply them to a strawberry in a spiral shape. The inset photo shows them beginning to melt. I was perhaps

Chocolate strawberry with inset

Coil, Day 14

I thought it would be fun to melt two types of chocolate, an 85% cacao and some milkier Belgian, and apply them to a strawberry in a spiral shape. The inset photo shows them beginning to melt. I was perhaps

Barbed Coil,cropped,BW,lowres

Coil, Day 13

I walked past this fence and notice how the concertina wire at the top was catching the sunlight.  I held up my phone as high as I could to try and get close to the barbs. Later I noticed how

Barbed Coil,cropped,BW,lowres

Coil, Day 13

I walked past this fence and notice how the concertina wire at the top was catching the sunlight.  I held up my phone as high as I could to try and get close to the barbs. Later I noticed how

Coil, Day 11

Today I decided to try and record sounds from the spring “instrument” I put together on Day 6. I’m not a musician and the sounds I was able to create were limited. I treated it as a percussion instrument and

Coil, Day 11

Today I decided to try and record sounds from the spring “instrument” I put together on Day 6. I’m not a musician and the sounds I was able to create were limited. I treated it as a percussion instrument and

Coil Statue,lowres

Coil, Day 10

With apologies to Robert Indiana.

Coil Statue,lowres

Coil, Day 10

With apologies to Robert Indiana.

Ode to Kodak_frame0076,lowres

Coil, Day 9

An Ode to Kodak. I resurrected some old rolls of uncut colored slide film which had been originally created for making titles for slide projectors. I suspended a roll from a boom and placed a roll of tracing paper behind it

Ode to Kodak_frame0076,lowres

Coil, Day 9

An Ode to Kodak. I resurrected some old rolls of uncut colored slide film which had been originally created for making titles for slide projectors. I suspended a roll from a boom and placed a roll of tracing paper behind it

Coil CD_IMAG1240, lowres

Coil, Day 8

I remember seeing an earlier TAD post of a beautifully decorated CD.  I decided to see if an old CD could be cut into a coil shape. So I grabbed a pair of kitchen shears and slowly began cutting but

Coil CD_IMAG1240, lowres

Coil, Day 8

I remember seeing an earlier TAD post of a beautifully decorated CD.  I decided to see if an old CD could be cut into a coil shape. So I grabbed a pair of kitchen shears and slowly began cutting but

Light spirals, cropped

Coil, Day 7

For my TAD I decided to photograph a coil out of light. My inspiration probably stems from seeing a video last year by a guy named Denis Smith from New Zealand who has made quite a reputation for himself by

Light spirals, cropped

Coil, Day 7

For my TAD I decided to photograph a coil out of light. My inspiration probably stems from seeing a video last year by a guy named Denis Smith from New Zealand who has made quite a reputation for himself by

Spring Instrument

Coil, Day 6

    Today I sought to create an instrument from a few random springs I had lying around. I was going to make a frame out of wood or plywood but instead I decided to adapt a rack for pool

Spring Instrument

Coil, Day 6

    Today I sought to create an instrument from a few random springs I had lying around. I was going to make a frame out of wood or plywood but instead I decided to adapt a rack for pool

Scrap aluminum from twist drill

Coil, Day 5

Recently I was drilling some quarter inch aluminum block when I noticed a few of the spirals of scrap metal that spun off of the drill bit. I decided to keep a few hoping later to create a miniature still

Scrap aluminum from twist drill

Coil, Day 5

Recently I was drilling some quarter inch aluminum block when I noticed a few of the spirals of scrap metal that spun off of the drill bit. I decided to keep a few hoping later to create a miniature still

Liberty bell as seen from below

Coil, Day 4

Today I visited the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. I learned some interesting facts about it, including the fact that at some point they added a device called a “spider” which keeps the famous crack from spreading further and thus destroying

Liberty bell as seen from below

Coil, Day 4

Today I visited the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. I learned some interesting facts about it, including the fact that at some point they added a device called a “spider” which keeps the famous crack from spreading further and thus destroying

These vines were near Vine St.

Coil, Day Two

I happened upon these coiling vines and was fascinated by their design and contrast in textures.

These vines were near Vine St.

Coil, Day Two

I happened upon these coiling vines and was fascinated by their design and contrast in textures.

Pink neon coil,v5b,medres

Coil, Day 1

In my first year I chose wing shapes as my theme. Last year my theme shape was that of a cupcake. This year I asked for some help and was provided with the suggestion of a coil shape . So

Pink neon coil,v5b,medres

Coil, Day 1

In my first year I chose wing shapes as my theme. Last year my theme shape was that of a cupcake. This year I asked for some help and was provided with the suggestion of a coil shape . So