For the past three years, I’ve been pouring an increasingly large amount of my creativity into writing projects. The first of these projects is a novel I’ve been adapting from a movie idea I created during film school. The weight of writing this novel has been heavy, however, and about 18 months ago I decided I needed to supplement my writing with something much lighter in tone. Producing this blog went a long way in satisfying that need. However, my family’s love of creating with LEGO inspired another story concept that snowballed into a personally ambitious writing project.
It’s been a year since our gallery show in Palm Desert, California, and the past year has brought many, many changes to the The Suboken Project.
The first half of 2014 sustained a strong interest for the In A Place project. We sold quite a few limited edition prints from Series Two and Series Three. We were also able to get the In A Place photography/essay book into more peoples hands in search of support to finally get the book published.
This past Saturday, I had another great time being part of SMaRT Education’s FIRST LEGO League tournament. This year I was able to once again referee on the competition floor. However, hats often change heads as the tournament progresses, and this year I found myself filling in as emcee as well.
But, I get the feeling that’s not why you’re here, is it?
Oh, right! This year, I once again designed and built custom LEGO trophies for the winning teams.
The Suboken Project has been producing in full force over the past couple months. An eagerness to get things back on track after the loss of the Drobo hard drives has fueled my efforts in finishing up current projects as well as creating new work. So, shall we visit with an update on what Suboken has been doing?
The November gallery show at the Palm Desert City Hall is right around the corner. There’s a healthy amount of work left to get ready for the show, but I’m on schedule, and that’s a huge comfort for Calista and me. The show will feature pieces from The Cartographer’s Dilemma sculpture series, as well as the entire collection from In A Place: Series Two.
For the past month, I’ve been hoping I wouldn’t find myself writing this post. However, after four weeks of technical consultation, today I received a text message that made my heart sink.
All of my digital media has been lost.
A major component to my digital studio is my external storage device. I use a product called Drobo.