Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Imagination Squared Public Art Project, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I received a telephone call from photographer, Flo Minton, who had been browsing my website. She was looking to take her art to market and requested information about my magnets.

I gave her the information and before we both knew it, 50 minutes of fun-filled chatter elapsed. Yes, I met a new artist friend. Even located her on Facebook and we befriended each other while on the phone. And as friends would have it, she shared info with me about an upcoming public art project.

Imagination Squared was started by two artists, Christina Foard and Dolf James. The goal is to show the importance of art by giving it presence in a public art space. To do this, artists are creating art on 5x5x2" wood squares. The works of art will be hung in a public place (TBD) shortly after the closing date, July 31, 2010. Below are some of the finished squares.

I received my square in the mail yesterday and am excited to be brainstorming about it's possibilities. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post to see my finished square.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Have a Heart, Soldered Pendant Art

I was very busy in my studio most the the weekend making jewelry art. The term upcycling comes to mind for this adventure.

Upcycling refers to reusing an object in a new way without degrading the material it is made from, as opposed to recycling which generally involves breaking down the original material and making it into something else, using more energy.

These pendants were created using dinnerware, broken into shards and painted with funky designs. Hearts are a favorite symbol of mine. So hearts it was. Then I soldered around them using lead-free solder and added a jump ring to make a pendant. A 30" silver ball chain completes the necklace. Pretty cool, huh?

If you see a piece you would like to purchase for yourself or a loved one, let me know via email at Hurry, 'cause I'm heading out at the end of the week to check on some galleries to carry them.

Of course, my blog would not be complete without Lucy dog modeling my work of art...

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Canvas Project 3, Part 1

I'm excited to be participating in another public art project with Art House Coop. In case you haven't heard, they left the beloved warmth of Atlanta, GA and relocated to the happening art scene in Brooklyn, NY.

For this project, I will receive three @ 4x4" canvases with randomly selected words to interpret as I deem fit. Like the previous canvas project, this one will also be turned into a book and at least one canvas from each participant will be included in it.

The opening for the upcoming show will be held on December 3, 2010 at:
The Brooklyn Art Library
201 Richards St #16
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Below is my published image (top, left) of the word "HEAVY" on page 36 in the 2009 book.