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1869 tiny holes

March 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

…or so.

tiny holes in formica-covered plywood

as of now I have 1110 done.

I am making a vacuum table which will (crosses fingers) make all printing much easier, and make large areas of transparent colors more reliably print smooth and evenly. However, it is taking me a very long time to drill all these holes.

I have never been sure if I accurately understand the word “boring”: even in situations like waiting in line at the DMV, etc, there is always something to be fascinated or at least intrigued by. Sometimes I get frustrated and angry — which is very different from being bored. However, with this project I think am getting the sense of what people mean when they say they are bored. The telling effect is that I just can’t keep doing it for longer than 80 or so holes at a time, I keep getting up and going off to do something…

So, the way I am thinking about it (to keep myself from getting “bored”?) is this: I am gaining a new understanding of the physical & temporal reality of large numbers.

seen in downtown providence, a couple of days ago:

the good news
(the headline on the single copy of the nominally Christian paper inside this box was a diatribe against the evils of homosexuals, gay marriage, and the liberal left…)

I made an etsy page as an experiment (and because Caroline Paquita convinced me to!), it has one thing on it, the little coffee maker print:

link to secret door etsy store

okay — back to drilling holes!


  1. I just bought a new gasket for M’s and my nine-cup espresso maker. It was three bucks at the restaurant supply store. Good luck with the storefront!

    Comment by Jonathan — March 8, 2009 @ 4:22 pm
  2. the storefront? you mean the studio? (??)

    and YES I love the little coffee maker. I love the slightly crusty coffee that it makes, I love drinking it out of a tiny cup with a rabbit on it.

    this drawing was actually insanely hard to make, it was really hard to get the perspective on all the angles and sides into something that resembles the reality of the object…

    Comment by jean — March 12, 2009 @ 3:40 am
  3. crusty? like coffee pie? I’ve never been able to get to that level of all-in-one sophistication.

    The perspective is an interesting question. It would be a tough object to draw.

    Tout de même, now I know what to get nice people for a present.

    Comment by Jonathan — March 12, 2009 @ 9:03 am
  4. ah, storefront. okay. it all makes sense now, I was thinking entirely in terms of physical spaces.

    crusty… like thick and with grainy bits at the bottom. stratified. I guess that could describe certain pies…

    Comment by jean — March 12, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

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