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"Vimeo Waiting," Microsoft Excel, 2010

In 1963 Josef Albers published a book on color theory, and since then color — “pure” color, the mathematical hue — has been the rage in abstract painting and design. In the old (c. ’70 – ’80s) days, painters spent months covering a canvas monochrome, blending, blending away the brush marks. The human hand was a horrible thing, corrupted with subjectively. An MFA in Painting student today is still prone to sit hours in front of their canvas, lamenting over which color to juxtapose another color with, and while I respect that solemn responsibility, I prefer the quick MS excel fix, take Vimeo’s default ‘no signal’ screen.


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March 12th, 2010 / 4:18 pm

Submission logs

The tight-rope of submissions, simultaneous submissions, acceptences, rejections, withdrawals, forthcomings, etc. is hard to balance. I eventually got too confused, and committed too many faux pas, that I finally devised an excel spread sheet listing a) the title of the piece, b) where it had been submitted too, c) where it had been rejected, and d) optimal/potential places to submit if needed. I think most writers have some sort of system. So what does your submission log look like?

Here’s mine:

Tabbing from cell to cell often feels like Frogger squish.

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February 20th, 2009 / 7:43 pm