First, let’s check out the other two Super Bowls that were made in this year’s challenge.
First this libation cup by Lew Shieber. I love that he says about the project this piece is a part of “from a culture that doesn’t exist in our history, but might have in an alternate time.” That is totally how I think of my work!
Next is a video of Laurie Jane Kern’s wonderful patinated thick, thick, thick copper bowl. I love the music, hehe.
Here’s an image of the finished bowl
Now onto my entry!
This year I decided to try and do a simpler bowl. Not the biggest thing I’ve ever done (like last year) not the one with the most parts or the most rivets. Simple and easy with a few subtle bits to break up the larger whole.
Well that kind of worked. The bowl was the size that I wanted, but it morphed away from my original simpler design to become what it was meant to be. This one it probably the least bowl-y of all my bowls, but it does still have that concave resting place in the middle of it.
The original design was somewhat yin-yangish, but I ended up rotating the placement of the two larger pieces making the whole design more dynamic. The u-shapes help reign it in a bit drawing the eye back into the bowl and the base (as always) was a bit of a struggle to figure out but ended up complementing the bowl.
Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ll have in booth this weekend at theACC Baltimore show. Any of these beauties could go home with you. The weather is no excuse this year. Come out and walk the aisles, peruse the beauty, and take some of it home too! Just remember that it’s a super huge show. You may even want two days to see it all. Just remember to stop by BOOTH 825.