GMD has been working on some new forms in the studio, so of course I decided to take one* and completely obliterate it with flowers. Still working out a base for this to sit on, but excited about doing anything slow and tedious these days.
*as many as I can get my hands on
A few images from our permanent installation "White Light" at 21C Durham, in North Carolina. Porcelain, paper, and neon chandeliers hang in clusters above The Counting House bar and the main space restaurant space on the first floor. Cutting all of this paper was no joke - I worked with 3 assistants (former and current students Christy Wittmer, Julia Sebastian, and Taylor Carter) for almost 6 months and we figured out there are more than 30,000 die cut flowers here. Insane.
our fireplace project combined with blue and white painting. I am not sure what it is about cobalt painting, but it sucks me in every single time. It seems just fast enough to keep the lines loose - but in a perfect and detailed way.
Grand Theft - a 2 part permanent installation at The Carnegie in Covington, KY for the 2014 Fotofocus Biennial. Grand Theft is a Future Retrieval project that has been 6 months in the making, stealing our favorite pieces from museums around the country using a series of iphone images. The images were used to produce 5 porcelain busts, as well as lithophanes of each piece in it's original museum location. More images and information here.
our piece "Zuber's Menagerie" is now permanently installed in the living room. Our house has officially become a proving ground for past and future works. I am also secretly testing myself to see how much ornament and pattern I can live with before I break.
For the next few months, both Guy and myself are artists in residence in Omaha, NE at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Our live/work studio space is amazing - hard to put those first few thumbtacks in the wall... We have a couple new projects lined up (one is massive) to really take advantage of the space and total artistic freedom.
GMD for the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, for a show opening in a little over a month. We have all the parts together, so we have been arranging and rearranging in the studio, combining my cut paper work with Mike's extensive taxidermy collection. Here is a rough cut.
our dog Chewy with a nod to Alexander Rodchenko and Bruce Goff for The Art of Food at The Carnegie next week. Naturally making perfect sense.