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Homework: The Proposal

For “The Proposal” we where all instructed to think of three ideas for final projects. We then sat down individually with our instructors to discuss how we planed on completing the assignments and where we were going to go next. See “Homework: The Proposal”

For my proposal I decided i wanted to stick with my vials of trash and tings from the line and expand on it. So, first i decided i should make a whole bunch more, 114 more to be exact (total of 174). Then I decided to make a box of some sort to put them in. Next i thought to myself; What the heck is being done with these vials of trash and things? Well my friend, they are being studied!

Stay tuned for more info! (enjoy some progress pictures BELOWWWWW!



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Homework: PERSONAL TERRITORY TOUR, Exploration Edition.

This morning at 8:00 AM the Studio research section of foundations stumbled into the studio, exploration kits in hand ready for a day of adventure.

We began by getting in groups of two, then we pared up with another group of two and each exchanged our kits with those of the other group.

My partner was Fredal and we exchanged our kits with Natalie & Mary.

We began with Natalie’s kit which at first sight seemed a bit simple.


But after taking it apart and reading the instruction it turned out to be extremely well thought out and well prepared.


We first had to find the spot and then climb down into it. Next we where instructed to make ourselves a cup of tea, (it was 36 degrees out!) light some incense, relax, and enjoy the space. Overall it was a really great experience and i hope to have the opportunity to go back and do it again! See more pictures below!

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Next we went on Mary’s tour, which was interesting to say the least. We were given this container,


And it had us go into a small alley and describe how we would use each of the objects in the jar to defend ourselves if need be.

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Overall i am left a bit confused as to how i feel about that space and the activity. The kit seemed a bit rushed, but for the topic and idea it fit and even seemed well thought out.

Below are a few more categorized pictures from the day!

Enjoy 🙂

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For our personal territory tour we where instructed to chose a location within a ten minute walk of the Cohen studio. Next we had to explore our new found location, and create a self guided tour kit that would allow some one else to experience our location as well. The full assignment can be found HERE. Information in quotes is text taken directly form the exploration kit i created for my site.

For my location I chose a rock in the middle of a creek that runs behind the Cohen studios and is under a cozy green bridge. (see picture)


“My space extends over the Surface Area of my rock. My space actually extends a Little Further, But i hate to split hairs. My space extends up to Your belly button. Please try to stay Within my space (You may need to crouch a bit).”

In order to explore my space i undertook several activities:

in order to find my spot i started my walking out of the Cohen studio and int the creek (i love creeks). i walked along it until i found the perfect spot. Next I stepped out of the creek and onto my rock and observed how the water off the bottom of my boot puddled and formed a wonderful boot print!


Next i decided to see what the water looked like, so i decided to dive in head first (took my shirt off to keep it dry). As it turns out, the water was wet! I additionally discoverer that hair gel, when it gets wet, reconstitutes and will begin to drip down your face!

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Next i decided to examine the make up of the rock. It seems to contain alot of quarts, but not being a rock expert i feal i missed out on a lot of valuable information from this observation.

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Lastly i began to explore the things around my rock and found some spectacular dried leaves, so i snapped a picture, and maybe even ate a few, but my secretes are my secrets and yours are yours. 🙂


In order to develop the tour for my space I first explained how to get to my space:

“To find MY place, begin at the Cohen Center. Head away from Main Street & towards Canacadea Creek. Once you reach the creek, walk up stream until you hit a Green Bridge. Beneath the bridge, in the middle of the creek, is a rock. This is MY ROCK.”

Next i thought about the different information that i found interesting and created a task list of things that i would like someone else to experience.

“While you are in my space please complete the following:

  1. Put on you Gloves.
  2. Grab your Tube.
    1. Please Fill it with Dry Leaves.
  3. Whip out your Bottle.
    1. Fill it with “Cricky” water.
  4. Select One rock. (no larger than a Baseball, and no smaller than an Egg.)
  5. Find your Note Book. Using the include pen, Record the following:
    1. Whack my rock, What do you hear?
    2. Sketch my rock.
    3. Smell my rock.
    4. Ask it for its Name.
  6. A few Optional observations include:
    1. Taste my rock.
    2. Have a Conversation with my rock.
    3. Befriend my rock.
    4. Love my rock.
  7. Record any additional Notes about my rock now.”

Attached is some information about my tour kit! (Refer back to the activities list for information on what everything does).

“Kit Contents.

One- “Heyman Enterprizes LLC. ‘Noah’s Rock Exploration Kit’” Carrying case.

One- Sample collection Tube.

One- Sample collection Bottle.

One- Pen.

One- Exploration Notebook.

Two- Disposable nitrile gloves.

One- Directions card.

One- location Description card.

One- Activity card.

Four- Location identification images.

Four- Activity Descripyion cards

One- Contents/warranty Note”

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Included in my kit is a pair of gloves to keep your hands clean while you are working. There is also a “tube” and bottle for collecting samples as well as a note book to take notes in. There are also cards with information on locating my spot as well as the activities to be done while there. There are also a few images in order to assist in locating my space as well as offer a few suggestion for activities to do while there.

Thank You for purchasing a Heyman Enterprizes LLC. “Noah’s Rock Exploration Kit”. Satisfaction is our number ONE priority at Heyman Enterprises LLC. If for Reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, Please simply Burn it for a full Refund.”

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Homework: Blog/ DISPLAY

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For this assignment each group of two was assigned a word (gray) and sent off to SUNY Alfred in order to collect some information;

A story,

An Image,

An object,

An Interaction,

And A Space.

For a story we chose to write about a girl we found in the library (left, second down) who is interested in animation. She told us about how her ideas and designs begin as graphite on papers (HEY, That’s gray). As for an image, we chose to go with a roof with some exhaust pipes (top left) due to its beautiful monochromatic contour and wonderfully grey back lit sky. For an object we chose to document a Jeep we found in Alfred State’s lot (bottom right), which had two flat tires. For an interaction, or lack there of,  we chose to take a picture of a girl on the Alfred State (bottom left), who was sitting alone on a cement wall while sitting on her cell phone. Lastly for a space we chose to photograph a grill in a alcove (right third one down) which looks as if it had not been used in a very long time. We chose to include some additional images that we felt embodied the word gray, and helped to demonstrate its grayness (sorry if that is not a word). For our display We plan to create a binder with 8.5″x11″ printed images in page protectors.

See my partners post HERE!