Wednesday, August 27, 2014

small spaces: becoming place becoming human

zach medler zmed

yesterday i finished up the wall behind Klumpe Upholstery on ferry st.  earlier in july, i had collaborated with Dr. Goh to create the river from a drain pipe piece on the east side of the wall.

zach medler

on monday, i began working on the west side of the wall.  after a few hours of getting started, the dark clouds came rolling in, and cut the day short.  so i went out in the morning to finish up.


this piece is a giant collage on the wall.  i pasted up the trees that were hanging in the window at artists' own the past winter, with a few alterations.


mindy medler

i added in a some paper doilies that mindy and i cut in the studio one afternoon.  and cut apart of couple of my spray paint sketches to paste as well.  i layered together some stenciled patterns, and freehand painted in all the in other imagery, like the deer, bird, eyes, and face in profile.  all of these elements are collaged together to create a really fun mishmash of ideas and techniques.

zach medler

small spaces lafayette

there can be a lot of meanings read into this piece, and that's always part of the point, but for me it was about mixing techniques, and images that represent a midwestern aesthetic.  it is a landscape and a portrait at the same time, each becoming the other, depending on how you look at it.  but i wanted to try to capture a sense of how we are so connected place that we become it, and it becomes us.

street art indiana

Monday, August 25, 2014

Small Spaces Sunday

It rained hard for most of last week so we had to halt all projects for Small Spaces. But yesterday, the sun finally came out to play! Lisa Wicka, Aaron Bumgarner, Aaron Molden, and Zach braved the searing temperatures to put up some work for Small Spaces.

lisa wicka
Lisa Wicka @ Lafayette Printing
aaron bumgarner
Aaron Bumgarner @ Lafayette Printing
aaron molden
Aaron Molden @ Sylvia's Brick Oven
zach medler
Zach Medler @ Lafayette Theater

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Oven-baked Zucchini Fries with Kaffir Lime Salt

When your summer garden gives you a boatload of zucchinis, make zucchini fries!

Our recipe for zucchini fries is a pretty standard one, so to jazz things up, we made some kaffir lime salt. 

Make your salt a couple of days ahead so the flavors have time to meld together. All you have to do is grind up some coarse salt with a couple (I used 5) of kaffir lime leaves.

 And for zucchini fries, you will need:

1 large zucchini, sliced into strips (like fries)
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Kaffir lime salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine panko with kaffir lime salt and ground black pepper. Mix well.
Coat zucchini strips in flour.
Dip each zucchini strip in egg, then in panko mixture.
Place on cookie sheet.
Bake zucchini fries for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Small Spaces: "Mindscapes"

I asked Baron and Kaleb to write a statement about their latest collaboration Mindscapes, and this is what they shared ...

baron mattern kaleb lucas

"Mindscapes marks a pivotal point in our lives as we are now traveling to the Kansas City Art Institute. The words "Bark Through Passage" are meant to instill courage in the face of something new and different. It is the culmination of our own individual pursuits."

Baron and Kaleb also added to the main Small Spaces wall on Monday. Stop by and check out their pieces.

baron mattern kaleb lucas

baron mattern kaleb lucas

photo credit: Jaren Skirvin 

Monday, August 18, 2014

from the studio: 8.18.14

Zach trying something new in the studio ... something he's calling "action graphic motion" ...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

{harvest} Bonny Best Tomatoes

So, I thought we saved a black vernissage and a Jersey Giant tomato plant after the hailstorm. But these tomatoes that I harvested today are definitely not Jersey Giants. Turns out, they're "Bonny Best" tomatoes, one of the varieties we were growing for saucing and canning. These tomatoes are so pretty. They are perfectly round, and of that gorgeous orangey-red color. I hope they taste yummy.

Recipe of the Week: Thai Cucumber Salad

One of the best summertime treats has to be the cooling cucumber. We got a couple of cucumbers from our friend Kathleen, so we decided to make some refreshing Thai-inspired cucumber salad to go with dinner. 

You will need:
2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped finely
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

For the dressing, mix together:
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/8 tsp sesame oil (you only need a little bit!)
1 tsp sugar
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1 Thai chili, seeded and chopped finely

Toss dressing over fresh cucumbers and serve cold!

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