Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Are We Asking The Right Questions? Greg Amer wanted to know why I felt the need to expand Mill Road. It’s a valid question, so let’s see if we can find an answer that’s helpful. In the last post, I said that I wanted to experiment with different construction...

Almost Made a Major Blunder

I recently convinced myself that Mill Road needed a third module with an industry. So, the week before Christmas I went to the big box store and bought two sheets of foam board and a sheet of quarter-inch plywood. In thinking about how to fit the new with the old, the...

Hand Work

Our desire to create suggests we have something to say about the subject; that there is a connection we feel and wish to express in a tangible form. I like the process of shaping a material to form and dimension. I purchased the mill because my desires for the work...

Milling the Exterior Posts (PS2CD 4427)

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years just looking at objects, trying to understand what their characteristics are. After you’ve done this long enough, you learn what your eye is drawn to as you notice certain details again and again. The main driver of the covered...

Place, Memory and Meaning-2

It’s said that memory can be triggered by the smallest of things: A sound, a scent or a brief glimpse of something that feels familiar. This hopper car sits there in the sunlight of a quiet November afternoon. One of hundreds of thousands; it’s an unassuming car that...

Place, Memory and Meaning

I’ve been thinking about the concepts of place, memory and meaning and how they influence our thinking and modeling choices. I drove over to Centerville to shoot some images of the area around my parents’ old house and where the tracks once were. I wanted to recreate...