Mind the Gaps- Narrative Research as Drawing…

This piece was created for my advisor Ruth Vinz’s forthcoming book on Narrative Research, co-authored with Dave Schaafsma. Given that i just finished it and that it’s going in a book, there may be some changes before the final, final version. Essentially, it’s a piece about approaching research using a metaphor of seeing, or drawing,…

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My Evolution

As a final project for Visual Explanations – thinking about the concept of visual analogies in comics with colleague Andrea Kantrowitz. Created this quick overview of how my process has developed over the last few years and what issues i’m interested in exploring in the medium. – N Excerpts from my work include: “Security“; “Show…

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quilt of student stories

I was asked by Erick Gordon head of TC’s Student Press Initiative (SPI) to do a comic corresponding to the project they were doing in 5 schools with all English as a second language students. SPI works with schools and students to produce books of their own writing. This group of students came from all…

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Sketching

This piece is prepared for a project for Dr. Barbara Tversky’s Visual Explanations course in collaboration with Andrea Kantrowitz. Full citations to follow.

Threads: a spinning fable

This work was created for Dr. Ruth Vinz’s course on Postmodern Textual Practices. We were asked to draft a postmodern take on a fairy tale or myth. At the same time we’d been mapping out our definition of what postmodernism means. Mine includes a lot of developments in science and mathematics and music – sampling…

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A Cosmology of Ideas Text

A little text about the creation of the two versions of a cosmology of ideas, and a few more samples of the sketches/scribbles/notes that led to each piece. See here for Version 1. And here for Version Two. – N

Cosmology of Ideas

A sort of comic, prepared for a catalog for a forthcoming exhibition at Macy Gallery at Teachers College. The subject of the show is studio practices, and so i focused on how ideas are generated, or born, in my notebook. It was in part shaped by a conversation with my dad on how stars form.…

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Little Boxes (Final Version)

Created in conjunction with Graeme Sullivan’s “Visual Arts Research” class at TC. Closely related to the recent “Bi(bli)ography” as well as a spiritual cousin to “In the Box/Out of the Box” from some time ago. – Nick Little Boxes is also designed to be put together as a cube – or little box itself. Arrows…

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