Monday, May 20, 2019

Hey! Wanna trade?


 If you make art and would like to trade an original piece of your work for an original panel of Jerry's Map please email me! I have always encouraged guest artist to contribute to my project, and now I am offering my work for yours. The only requirements are that your piece be two-dimensional and roughly 8 by 10 inches. By trading you will also authorize me to reproduce your work as a panel of Jerry's Map. Sound good? Thanks!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Spring updates


There are two shows opening at the end of the summer: the first is at Intuit in Chicago opening about August 22, and the second will be at York College of Pennsylvania and will open August 29. Both shows will feature a wide East-West swath of the Map comprising about 500 panels.

The Map book continues to make progress, but there is no publication date set yet. Funding is in place to take the project up to publication. 

A time-lapse video of the Map showing its growth and change over the last twenty years is in preliminary planning. Once a budget is established we will seek funding.

In the meantime you can help by buying Map prints, instruction cards, and postcards on Etsy. Take a look! Thanks!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Gallery talk in Grand Rapids



Reminder: I am giving a gallery talk at the Grand Rapids Art Museum at 6PM on Thursday, April 11. If you are anywhere nearby I hope that you will come and introduce yourself!

In the meantime take another look at the Jerry's Map listings in Etsy. There will be new postings today. All proceeds go back directly into the production of the Map. We appreciate your support!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Progress report


The "pixelization" of the Map is making progress and is, by my estimate, about 15% done. It should be complete in another, say, ten years. By then, though, I will have gotten bored with the process and gone on to something else.

I've been changing the instructions on many cards, getting rid of the "Copy" instruction which creates new generations and substituting "Scan" demands. That will allow panels to accumulate more fresh work before they are retired. And, by scanning more, we will be making more images available for the planned time-lapse video of the growth of the Map.

I estimate that we now have about 30,000 scans on file. If each one was to be a frame in a video and if they were projected at 30 frames a second the video would be almost 17 minutes long. I am aiming to do 20 minutes. 

Now we need to come up with a  budget for such a project and then find someone to execute it. Ideas?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Some questions



Have you been to Etsy lately and seen the Jerry's Map offerings? There are postcards at $2, instruction cards at $17, and Map prints at $23. Remember: all the proceeds go back directly into the production of the Map. And maybe some day we will have enough to produce an animation of the growth of the Map!

What museums (or other public institutions like libraries or schools) would like to receive a free 20-panel chunk of Jerry's Map? Retired original panels need a few good homes. We put the names of potential recipients in a hat and draw them at random.

Who'd like to hear a talk by the artist? I will be at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on April 11 to talk about my project and the process used to produce it. Check their website for details:
artmuseumgr.org

How did I miss the PBS coverage of "All Over the Map" and the reference to Jerry's Map? Here's the link: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/why-we-still-need-paper-maps


Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2018: S21/E14 (Gen V)



Another new Void, V.120.

And I am back on Twitter with the daily panel posting. A Tweeter told me that I could revert to the old format, and I have done that.

Sunday, January 27, 2019