I just finished this piece, which has a form a bit different than my previous Tessellation sculptures. While my other wall sculptures have a more amorphous form, this one consists of concentric patterns, something more akin to a Mandala than anything else. I am really in love with this new structure. It makes more sense for the intent of these wall sculptures and I'll tell you why; the vintage images I use to make these sculptures are those of people and their homes, and mandalas are traditionally seen as representations of the Universe and are symbolic of balance and wholeness, so they are a perfect from to create a small world out of these peoples unknown stories. I'm going to make several more and display them as a vintage storytelling solar system.
These two pieces were recently installed in an office in Altanta Ga! If you're Atlanta, you should totally sneak into this office to go check 'em out!
I feel like I've been waiting such a long time to share this news, but it actually wasn't too long ago that I was commissioned to create a new Tessellation wall sculpture! It's for a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship! Crazy, right? I know! The ship is the Harmony of the Seas, which was just launched, and is the largest passenger ship in the world! And while the thought did cross my mind, no I did not ask to be paid in cruise tickets.
Im gearing up for some new Tessellation projects by scrounging up new source material! These goodies were found on a recent trip to Savannah.
I've been making some upgrades to my studio space and it's finally coming together! I rearranged the space and added a second work table to extend my usable work surfaces and take better advantage of my one window. This makes me extremely excited to work in my space. I've worked out of the second bedroom of my apartment for the last 4 years, and sometimes it's the best thing in the world to work from home and sometimes it can be incredibly challenging. My new sunny work surfaces definitely make things easier. I also added two more utility shelves for material and project storage, plus some happy plants and a hungry cat.
My Dream House installation is now up at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts until April 17th, 2016. Check it out! Full documentation coming soon.
Getting all my materials set and calling in all my favors for my show this spring at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts!
I'm pushing my Dream House series from 2D into 3D. Hopefully this is the first of many cloud puffs. Big things in the works guys.
Still image experiments with Dream House cut-outs
Made these up last week for a potential show in April. I feel like a genius because I really wanted some round frames but I couldn't find any on short notice, so I bought two clocks at Target and disassembled them for their frames. I'm cool like that.
Super excited to debut this new Tessellation as part of the ImageOHIO 15 show. Come check out all the great Ohio photography and video art at the opening at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery on Friday, January 23rd 7-9pm. The show runs from January 20 - February 20.
UPDATE: This piece was included in a review of ImageOhio 15 for artHOPPER. Check out the article here.
So this is my 30th and last Art A Day! Even though it was rough and stressful getting the ideas made, documented and posted every night, I managed to push out something new every day.
In my normal work mode I often get really wound up in making large projects that take me days or weeks to finish. If I don't have 3 hours of solid time to devote to working on a project I sometimes wont even bother. So I decided to challenge myself to adapt to a different approach, one that's a lot looser, a lot faster, one with less restrictions where I didn't judge myself too much about the process and content. I wanted to make room for little art as well as big art.
It really came down to making art an everyday priority, so even though I'm done making art EVERY DAY (I miss going to bed on time, and seeing movies and going out) I'll continue to invest more everyday moments into my artmaking. So as I continue to share more single day art projects, look out for #smallarts.