Monday, July 26, 2010

New Blog


The Swing of Things

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Outstanding Achievement

I found out the other day that I've been selected by my diretors for the ISC (Sculpture Magazine) Student Achievement award.  Below are the works that I entered for consideration.  Wish me luck.  I find out in June.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

civilian medals getting mad miles

I won a Juried Showcase on ArtSlant

My Civilian Medals won a juried showcase award for ArtSlant.  Check out the other winners in my mixed-media category through the link above.

Monday, March 29, 2010

adjectives for helium.....

peach, brilliant, hot, noble, stable, inert, electric, colorless, odorless, abundant, light, monatomic, refractory, elemental, safe, invisible, liquid, solid, gaseous, buoyant, luminous.....

I finally finished my "adj." in glass after breaking it last week.  It will be filled with helium gas and used in a self portrait piece with a deer hide cast of my torso.  I will only be working with clear tubing for my neon work this spring so that I may explore all of the noble gases on their own: Argon, Krypton, Helium and Neon.  I'll post pictures after the glass has been been bombarded.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

ceramics, kristin morgin and a reference.

Kristin Morgin's ceramic sculptures and installations are all made from unfired ceramic (clay).  After reading about her work in the latest issue of Sculpture magazine,  I am utterly amazed at the combined elements of delicacy and scale in her work.  She carves, moulds, burnishes and paints her surfaces, making them photo-realistic sculptures of antiques and decay.  Stunningly, she leaves her clay body in its unfired greenware state.  I am slowly making my way into the world of ceramics and starting to appreciate all the varieties of surface and treatments there are.  I used to be afraid of clay because of its ability to move so readily under the artist's fingers; metal provided me with more resistance which my brain seems to understand.  I have recently begun to realize that I don't need to be afraid of this material but rather understand the variety of ways of working with it and start to hone in on my own aesthetic.

500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works (500 Series)

New Etsy Shop

I finally caved and got an Etsy shop. I am still a bit wary of how much being on Etsy is going to cost me. Each posting costs money and it's up for a determined amount of time. If you don't sell that item, you have to re-pay to post it again for that duration of time. There are ways to promote your etsy shop such as showcases in different categories. These showcases, so far that I have seen, cost an average of $7 a day and they are all sold out until April. I am happy to be selling my stuff on RVCA and Lost at E Minor as it doesn't cost to list my items however, that lack of cost is made up for in commission percentage that the stores get to host my work, up to 50% in some places. Etsy only takes a 3.5% fee when you sell. We'll see how it goes. HERE is my shop.