Fragmented, SBC VII and one of the Chosen Ones ©2015 nickel, brass, copper 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 3.75″ $1550.00
For the 5th time my work has been accepted to the Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania! This prestigious exhibition showcases the best of Pennsylvania’s artists and each year it has different people jury the applications. This year 128 works were chosen out of over 1600 entries. Fragmented was one of the chosen ones.
Tada! Me with Ebb & Flow at the 2013 Art of the State exhibition ©2013
I don’t have all the exhibition details yet, but the opening reception and awards ceremony will be on SUNDAY June 28th in the afternoon sometime. This is different from years past when it was on a Saturday evening. Once I get more info on the opening and any artist talks in conjunction with the exhibit, I’ll let you know.
Fragmented is the 3rd of my Super Bowls to be in the Art of the State exhibitions. Memory & Shadow was in in 2011 and Ebb & Flow got in in 2013. Last year the vessel Tether was showcased and in 2007 my crown, Humble Conceit, got in.
Five points on the left, three on the right ©2015 WTEK
Since I finished Balefire, I’ve been trying to work out some new ideas. The easiest way to begin this process is for me to make some paper models. I wanted to work on a chalice-like piece (that you won’t be able to drink any liquid out of) that is folded and riveted together like Vortex is. The only thing is that I want a deeper shape that doesn’t have the sharp corners that Vortex has. So I worked on making it with five parts instead of three.
Cool, but not what I’m looking for ©2015 WTEK
This didn’t really work for the project I had in mind, though it came out pretty cool. I tried manipulating the form a little bit, but it still wasn’t what I wanted. I went back to my original sketch and started working with shapes that arced the way I wanted. Then I used some patterns I had lying around from another project and fooled around with them until the began to shape what I wanted. I then drew the base shape and it looks super funky. We’ll see how it works.
That’s the ticket! ©2015 WTEK