….could you read us a bedtime story?
Please, huh, please?
Alright, you kids get to bed, I’ll get the storybook
Y’all tucked in? Yeah, here we go
- Slick Rick, from Children’s Story
Want to hear a story? It’s about a man (me), that get’s a creative idea (this) and all his dreams come true (pic below).
A proud Roomba owner
On a whim and for fun, I wrote to iRobot the company, declaring my love of the Roomba. Unexpectedly, not only did they love my post, but they also sent me one. As a massive THANK YOU and follow up to this very kid & fairy tale-esque story, here is me on camera.
Awkward, lacking personality, monotone and very me, it comes straight from the heart. It’s a miracle I come off even displaying any life and for that, we should all thank Dan Dark for his shooting, editing and miraculous skills.
Do yourself a favor. Buy a Roomba. And like them on Facebook. They’re a company that not only produces an incredible product, but they get the power of the digital social community.
Artist: Daniel Incandela
Materials: (1) Bowling Pin, combination of plastic, reactive resin and urethane
(10) Bowling Balls, maple wood or plastic
Variations of bowling have been around for centuries, dating way back to the Roman Empire, with different interpretations throughout the years, arriving at the 10-pin version people play today. It’s a game based on physics, precision, and force. The perfect game of 300 is rare, but it’s achievable. Bowling represents a true science – spin, velocity, angles, and so on.
Render of Anti-Bowling - notice something different?
A lot of my posts are tagged with the word ‘surrealism’. I’m not shy in expressing my admiration for surrealist work, Salvador Dali and my main man, Andre Breton. But there’s another person I’ve failed to mention thus far, and I’m slightly surprised – Luis Bunuel. A collaborator of Dali, surrealist and Oscar winning filmmaker – a man that rarely promoted his work, offered very little explanation, and simply allowed the subconscious or dream-state to speak for itself. My kind of guy.
The eyeball cutting scene, inspired by Bunuel's dream
After I had researched enough of Dali – I discovered one of his films – Un Chien Andalou – a short he created with Bunuel. The image above is one of its most memorable scenes – Bunuel dreamt about slicing the moon. Dali had dreams of ants crawling on his hands. I dream too.
My neighborhood is rather special. I live behind Kurt Vonnegut’s High School. And like his books, the neighborhood provides lots of stories – funny, real, sometimes sad.
I often pass the same woman selling bootleg DVD’s. I’ve chased thieves in bare feet, after they broke into my car. People have knocked on our door in the middle of the night asking for money. I’ve also been given delicious cookies by a stranger. I coached the St. Richards Dragons to an undefeated, Championship winning soccer season. And I’ve run every conceivable route in my neighborhood. I know it well.
Title: The Perfect Penalty Kick
Artist: Daniel Incandela
Materials: Steel goal, netting, 309 leather soccer balls
Over the years, penalty kicks have provided the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Nations have cried with despair or joy as their teams have hoisted trophies as a result of one penalty kick, one miss, or one goal as it flies past the keeper. Grown men have collapsed on the field after a miss, a save or a piece of misfortune, standing 12 yards from the goal, thousands of fans feeling the same pain. I wrote about the meaning of penalty kicks, here.
Installed Render of The Perfect Penalty Kick - small gap in upper right hand corner