Thursday, April 30, 2009

Opening, website, etc!

My website is now up and running! Check it out. More pictures needed to be added to the Gallery section. And eventually I'll have a blog on there and all that stuff. But its up!

The opening reception for my, Karen's and Jo's thesis show is Saturday May 2 6-10. That's this Saturday. It's in the Towson Commons Gallery, by the movie theater. If you're in the area, please stop by. I can't believe it's almost here and I can't believe it's almost over.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Secret Poem!

I have a cousin named Helen and she is awesome. She is one of my favorite people um, ever. She's in her freshman year at college and is an amazing writer. And she has a poem about secrets!!! Since she's awesome and like my favorite, she's letting me post it on my blog!

Secrets, Secrets

Cady has a secret, and she keeps it in her pocket
Or sometimes tucked behind her ear or safely in her locket
She often puts it in her palm, it glows and glitters there,
And the oftener she looks at it the more she wants to share.
So one day on the playground, Cady sneaks behind a tree
She breaks her secret into two, then breaks it into three.
She passes pieces to her friends, they oooh in admiration
But Cady soon forgets her fleeting feelings of elation.
She somehow hates her secret now, and doesn’t want it more
When taken out, it fails to shine and sparkle like before.
And so she stuffs it out of sight and tries hard to forget
The fragments scattered through the class
One face, lined with regret.
Time passes, and she can’t recall quite how it used to glisten
She has no secrets any more. No one wants her to listen.

She has a bunch more great ones on her blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Creative Caffeine

These are my tomatoes. all wrapped in gauze, bandaids, and thorns!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Good Websites

Biba Schutz's site has easy navigation. The website is clear, and the design looks nice.

Lynette Andreasen has a blog at blogger. I think she does a good job of making it her own. She work is the first thing you see when you go to her blog and it's a good picture and it makes me want to see more.

Margaux Lange's site is visually pleasing and easy to navigate. I think easy naviagtion is really important. The different sections are clearly listed nad she also has a large photo of her work so you know right away if you want to see more. You don't have to search just to get an idea.

Kate Cusack has a very clean site. Once again, easy to navigate. Clean, clear, effective.

I go to Design*Sponge a lot. There's a lot of caetgories on the side, mak ing it easy to navigate through past entries. The overall design is reminecent of an office desk. I like to think its representative of her actual desk.

This is one of the alumni's, Eliza Mundy, website. There are three links at the top, all of which navigate away from the site. I think its good that she has this front page to connect her different links. It showcases her work well and the overall design is very cohesive and matches her work. I think its a really good front page.

Diem Chau's website is very clear. All the links are at the top. There is an image to focus on. You know what you're getting form the first page.

Melissa Huff

I think Melissa Huff uses elctroforming in a neat way. She eletroforms in a way to create recesses in the form, and then enamels flush with the high area to create a champleve surface. Neat idea, and cool piece.

Sarah Obrecht

I found Sarah Obrecht in Maria Phillips section in the Pendland Book of Jewelry. Very lovely work. I don't know that all of the images here are of electroformed peices, but I picked ones taht might be and that I like either way. The above image is electroformed.

She uses a lot of polymer clay to provide color to her work.

I think the one above mioght be electroforme,d but its not listed as such. The detail shot below makes me think it is.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Electroformed Work

This is a piece by Valerie Mitchell that is electroformed and enameled.
This is a electroformed peice by Shana Kroiz, who teaches over at MICA.

I actually had trouble finding electroformed work from artists oevr than the ones Jan mentioned. But here's a few of the artists taht she mentioned that I really liked.

The next two pieces are June Schwarcz. I can see exactly what Jan was talking about with the nodules, but I think she uses them in a really interesting raw looking way.

This is a piece by Dennis Nahabetian. He creates form out of copper mesh and electroforms it for stability. They're beautiful.

Maria Phillips' electroformed and enameled pieces. So cool.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thesis Work

This weekend Karen and I pulled out the light box, and with the help of Nick, we took some preliminary photos. The light box is awesome. It was really neat to see how even the light came out and try it out. These pieces weren't quite done, but it's nice to have these progress shots. I'm really happy with these.

Trying out the light box turned out to be good for another reason. The ridiculousness that is this light box continues because one of the light fixtures is in European voltage. It's uh...being handled.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Micheal Glancy

Micheal Glancy was originally trained in glass and then took a metals course where he learned about electroforming. Since then, he's been combining materials and electroforming over top of his galss sculptures. I couldn't find much of a web presence for him, but here's his wikipedia page