Monday, April 20, 2009

teaching award

Douglas Pierre Baulos
Arts & Humanities

Baulos, an instructor of art, received his undergraduate degree in fine arts from UAB in 1990 and his master from the University of New Orleans in 1993. His paintings, videos and books have been exhibited or published nationally and across Europe and Asia. Baulos is the curriculum director at Studio by the Tracks, a non-profit organization that provides free art classes to autistic and special-needs adults and emotionally conflicted children. One former student says of Baulos, “Three years after graduation from UAB, Doug is still a wonderful mentor for me. Without his support, I would not be where I am today. Most important, I know that my experience with Doug is not a unique one. He was a teacher to hundreds before me and continues to inspire other students to be both fine artists and humanitarians.”

Thursday, April 9, 2009


torn rip hung dangled steps filament fragile combed string tattered telegraphed unit
lace filigree thread spool creases orbits wishbone cords sooty combed dusty tea
spiderweb lines maps grids godmonster circulatory system spores fiber rags folds
divining rod knots wrinkles cracks fissures antennae ribs vessels ties binding creased
jars stained storm seam seem

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

library clam shell box

This is from the library of congress - I have used this with various heavy papers etc. Experiment!
The Corrugated Clamshell Box is constructed of one piece of acid-free corrugated board which is measured, cut, scored and folded to form a drop-spine style box which fits the book precisely. This can be made to hold books over 1 " thick, and it works very well for extra large and heavy books. Rare and fragile books need only be handled during the measuring to find length, width and thickness. The book is then set aside and the box dimensions are calculated. The box has no flaps or ties so it is convenient for our curators and reading room assistants to open and reclose while searching for titles in the stacks.