I work on a variety of projects, on and off the web.

A short overview of my work, from back in July 2006.




In September 2007, after 1000 consecutive daily drawings posted to my blog, I made this one-minute video.

writing
One of my degrees is in writing. I have published nonfiction and short stories. A children's book I wrote, Think Cool Thoughts, was published in 2005 by Clarion Books. More recently, I was one of the authors of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania, published in 2009 by Carnegie Mellon University Press.

drawing + painting
In December 2004, I decided to learn to draw by sketching something every day in a small journal. I have been posting these daily drawings, sketches, and paintings to my blog woolgathering... since January 2005.

From October 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, I drew or painted in a small sketchbook in response to the public spaces of the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, every day the museums were open, and posted that drawing to my site: www.museumdrawing.com. This project was an occasion to explore what happens when my work moves from private (small sketchbook) to public (website) as it is experienced by an audience both in public (museum spaces) and in private (computer screen).

On Mondays (since late September 2006), I contribute a drawing of Pittsburgh to the group blog Clusterflock.

web + video + digital
Pittsburgh Signs Project - a collaborative online museum
memory - a movable collage constructed in Flash
uluburun shipwreck - an interactive archaeological site
four-room house - another archaeological site
5 x 4 - an experiment in multi-dimensional poetry and Flash
textile - a Flash toy hinting at some ideas I like to work with
stop motion animation made by kids
more stop motion from a summer camp
my house as a snow globe - animation
Homewood Cemetery and The Ellis School - 360-degree panoramas in QuicktimeVR

knitting
I make up my own patterns, but I rarely get around to typing them up. One of these days...

grass roots community development and activism
My inner-city neighborhood in Pittsburgh has several community organizations. I've served on the board of one of them.