October 3, 2013

collage triad
Triad II
Originally uploaded by lexly87 aka Duc N. Ly.

Triad II

I started a series of collages on found paper and drawings of geometric shapes.  The work of Euclid fascinates me so I wanted to repeat some of his simple definitions of lines, circles and triangles called triad.  The set of various collages I’ve done over the years was featured on Glossom. 


July 14, 2009

By Duc N. Ly
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Mad magazine Fold In.

April 23, 2008

A good example of how paper can translate to the internet/interactive:

Typical Period 5 Ship

June 29, 2007

Typical Period 5 Ship

Originally uploaded by Dave Seah.
I’ve been thinking about doing a grid project featuring grid papers. These charming drawings by David Seah captures a childhood period. I’ve done some, perhaps we all have drawn these space crafts. Although mine are not organized into folders. Thus they are lost, completely gone. Grid papers are good for making Dungeon and Dragons campaign maps. I have a few done in gawdy markers, pencil, and ink. Looking at them elicits this sort of gut response:
Oh wow – I used to draw spaceships all the time (when I wasn’t drawing dragons). This brings back memories – and also has me wanting to track down some of those old sketches.-Anton Peck

David mentions Star Cruiser Yamato (Star Blazers here in the US) as on of the influence. I’m reminded of Starcraft’s Battleship Cruisers with the Yamato Cannon.

It seems Mr. Seah has gone back to the memory bank of the past and re capturing them in a series of two projects. First is the spaceship drawings ( and second is the Modern Day Spell book. The Spell book is David’s personal scripts for computer games. He has taken the time to re copy some of these into a new notebook. I’m interested in the particular notebook that he uses:

What can we learn from this? Well organized files help preserve valuable paper. There is a connection, for some, between the old notebook, lost or given away, and the need to recreate them. I’m thinking about copying some of my found quotes from an old book into the new book.

Cubist Lit

April 18, 2007

This is the work of art is by the talented Cubist Lit on I had asked him permission to post it a long time ago. Now just seems the right time.

Prospero’s Book

March 14, 2007

prospero’s book

Originally uploaded by lexly87.
I open up shop on Etsy. Check it out. Elizabeth from Seattle has purchase this one but there are other prints in limited edition.

Prints are now availible at

A little bit about the book. I bought this blue suede journal from Eddie Bauer clothing store in downtown Portland. It has gold edge, and a fine silk beige book-marker. The line is very faint of the page. It’s almost too smooth.

UPDATE:  7/14/2009   It’s been two years since I posted this.  At the moment, I’m working on a Blur book about this project.  It  will be published tomorrow and I will provide a link for preview.

Painting:  monk-yellow-robe

Tab Index Card Drawings.

March 12, 2007

Originally uploaded by Ramon Martins.

Ramon Martins draws on old used vintage Tab Index cards. I thought this was such a good idea. I often want to draw on old paper back pages behind the cover as you can’t age a new paper the same way. Only time can age the paper properly.

A Postcard

March 9, 2007

A Postcard

Originally uploaded by lexly87.
Updates, Here’s an email regarding a Hand made Postcard Exchange Group:

That’s so cool! It just came in today! what a coincident!

I love it, it’s really nice and it’s still looking for a place around the apartment, right now it’s on the large metal heater with a drawing I made of snakes, a photo of Ducks I got from my husband’s dad and a Ben Frost exhibition invite, but it might still move around, usually it takes a new piece of art a couple of weeks to acclimate here, and they keep moving around afterwards…

Thanks so much


Gallery 114

August 7, 2006

August 5, 2006 Saturday

An elderly black couple came into the gallery in the afternoon. He walks with a tri-prong cane. She is a heavy set woman. She complained about pain and took a seat on the bench. She walked to the Hans Hickerson black and white photograph of the residents of Portland, Oregon during the eighties. She said she needed help. Her husband just froze on the spot. I came over and held his arm. We both struggle to walk him to the bench in the center of the gallery. I should have brought over the folding chair. Later they both recovered and walk out of the gallery.


July 26, 2006

Jason Santa Maria has a good post about flicker frustrations.

Here’s my comment to Jason’s Post:  well i don’t know if this helps or not but i use delicious to keep track of all of my many groups. Also the comment section is poor because i can’t track other’s response to what i wrote to them. I’m glad you spoke out about flickr’s weaknesses.
Cal is the “Architect” for Flickr.

I’m working on a visual chart of how these interfaces relate to each other. It was about a year ago that I got a pro account on flickr. Flickr links to my Sunday Blogspot and Firefox. I have discovered the joys of tags. Tag has proliferated into blogs which has always been a wish list of features I would like for a blog. Tag has invaded the bookmarks of website. The genius of Delicious is that it has taken on organizing people’s web browsing with tag and then allows users to share their options and preference with a social group of friends and families and links to other communities. Friendster is very influential in this matter. These tools have humanized the experience of web surfing. It proves that people prefer to interact with each other. We are a social being. We love to communicate. Flock promises to be a social web browser. It’s an exciting times to be blogging. There are so many choices out there and the few have risen to the top. It’s a very democratic playing field where people vote, choices in how they navigate and influence an industry. People can vote for the tops stories in a website call digg. People can subscribe to blogs and other news sites.


ways of using delicious:

research my own website and use de.lic.ious to book mark and organized the post on the older blogs that have been buried in in the days before tagged entries. I’m also using to organize and archive my writings on-line with tags. Tag is the next best thing to slice bread. uses tags to organized photos. i used it the other day to decide my slide collection to submit to art competitions. flickr organized all of the images i tagged as NAP for New American Paintings and then i can post a link or use the blogger button to show on my blog.

I posted yahoo360 the other day on delicious and found that there were 30 other delicious user also uses 360.

using delicious to research blank paper notebooks that i’m interest in with the design cover.

Idea #2 Since I like the style of my Photography website on why not start another blog using the same design?

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Entry for June 07, 2006

architectural research

Entry for June 02, 2006

above is a link to the paintings i’m thinking of for New American Painting and

MW gallery.


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