Saturday, June 11, 2011

word art. (174/365)

John Baldessari (American, born 1931)
Solving Each Problem As It Arises, 1967
Acrylic on canvas, 67 3/4 x 56 1/2 in. (172.1 x 143.5 cm)

"This work is one of a small group of text and phototext paintings on canvas that Baldessari commissioned from a sign painter in 1967. His decision to use text in this work, not as decoration but as information, reflected his commitment to infuse reality into high art through didactic, confessional image making. Although the works in this series were drawn from textbooks, course lessons, and popular culture, Baldessari presented them on canvas in order to locate the logic of their creation within the context of painting. This work builds on the conceptual foundation of artists like Marcel Duchamp, who questioned methods of production in high art."

Friday, June 10, 2011

hello lazy noodle. (173/365)


Definition of "noodle" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, June 9, 2011

gettin by. (172/365)

...found somewhere on the road between Richmond, VA & New Haven, CT today.

It's closed.

distort. (171/365)

...old concert posters...


Definition of "distort" from Princeton's WordNet

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

stop. (170/365)


  • S: (n) stop, halt (the event of something ending) "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
  • S: (n) stop, stoppage (the act of stopping something) "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
  • S: (n) stop, stopover, layover (a brief stay in the course of a journey) "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
  • S: (n) arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage (the state of inactivity following an interruption) "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
  • S: (n) stop (a spot where something halts or pauses) "his next stop is Atlanta"
  • S: (n) stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive (a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it) "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  • S: (n) period, point, full stop, stop, full point (a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations) "in England they call a period a stop"
  • S: (n) stop ((music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes) "the organist pulled out all the stops"
  • S: (n) diaphragm, stop (a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens) "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
  • S: (n) catch, stop (a restraint that checks the motion of something) "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
  • S: (n) blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage (an obstruction in a pipe or tube) "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"


  • S: (v) stop, halt (come to a halt, stop moving) "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
  • S: (v) discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off (put an end to a state or an activity) "Quit teasing your little brother"
  • S: (v) stop, halt, block, kibosh (stop from happening or developing) "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
  • S: (v) stop, stop over (interrupt a trip) "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
  • S: (v) stop (cause to stop) "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
  • S: (v) break, break off, discontinue, stop (prevent completion) "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
  • S: (v) check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of) "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  • S: (v) intercept, stop (seize on its way) "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
  • S: (v) end, stop, finish, terminate, cease (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical) "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  • S: (v) barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar (render unsuitable for passage) "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  • S: (v) hold on, stop (stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments) "Hold on a moment!"

Definition of "stop" from Princeton's WordNet

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

caution. (169/365)



S: (v) caution, admonish, monish (warn strongly; put on guard)

Definition of "caution" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, June 6, 2011

ruckus. (168/365) taken in Va. Beach (the week before last)...


S: (n) commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult (the act of making a noisy disturbance)

Definition of "ruckus" from Princeton's WordNet

Sunday, June 5, 2011

ankle. (167/365)


S: (n) ankle, ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralis (a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus)

Definition of "ankle" from Princeton's WordNet