Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Walking Wounded: Attachment

I have been thinking about Attachment. How we want to take relationships and affections, plant them in a pot on our sills, box them up and keep them. My mind wants to mark each one as "good" or "bad" keeping these determinations in their pots, and leaving them there. But that's not the truth. Attachment is pine, an industrial sprinkler cover, and a pinwheel. I hope you like it.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Walking Wounded: PROM

I just finished a series of Corsages I wanted to share with you. I had been thinking about Prom. How proms are full of corsages and forced intimacy. We all wear the same corsages and boutonnieres. We all get dressed up and yet we all have the requisite horror story that comes along with it. Then, I realized that prom is exactly like everything else. We get spruced up, our mom's take photos, and then we get sent out into the night pregnant with expectation and excitement and usually we end up nowhere how we thought or anticipated. So, the corsages are pinwheel monochromes mounted on stained wood, noting our repeated / similar experiences- each with its own story. Corsage 1: (RED)Lost virginity Corsage 2: (Green)Backseat '88 Volvo Station Wagon Corsage 3: (Yellow)Passed Out in the Yard Corsage 4: (Blue)Slept with Someone Else PROM:Group Corsage 5: Drunk Chaperone

Sunday, December 8, 2013

DiResta DeWalt

Check out this video from my mentor. Then, vote for him in the Make Magazine Ford Vehicle Challenge:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Walking Wounded: Corsage In Process

I've been pushing pretty hard the last six months and I'm feeling a little burned out. This one's been like pulling teeth and I've had to abandon three different ideas of what it would be. I hate feeling like I forgot how to make stuff..But a good friend once told me- you have to make the things that don't work to make the things that do.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Walking Wounded: Florush

Florush I've been continuing with conical shapes and decided to make some flowers. It's made of galvanized steel and brass wire, hammered brass tubing, plunger heads, and rubberized paint. I was thinking about the excitement and potential waste in hasty romance when I decided to make it- hence flushing away flourishing. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jimmy Diresta: Round Table

A Vid from a Pal.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Walking Wounded: LeVar Burton Horn of Plenty

LeVar Burton: Horn of Plenty All summer I was hearing the Reading Rainbow theme song in my head. I was also thinking about pinwheels. Then, at some point I started thinking about the horror movie, Candyman. In the film, the character has bees come out of his mouth. I thought to myself, who is LeVar Burton? He's a giant cornucopia with pinwheels exploding out of him- sending educational cartoon butterflies and inspiration to millions of kids via VHS. So, I made a giant cornucopia, about 4 1/2 feet long by over 2 feet wide out of blue foam insulation. Then, I used 50lbs of plaster to build up coats. After 20 hours of sanding I got to the shape I was after. I hope you like it, and I also hope that damn theme song will leave me be...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Walking Wounded Furniture & Sundry Toppled Cone

I have been thinking about cones and dunce caps. I decided to make a wooden cone lamp object. It sits on a table as a knocked over cone. It is made from wood, mirrored mosaic interior, and the feet are steel. I hope you like it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mimi Smith

I've recently come to know artist Mimi Smith. Her work from the 60s through today is amazing. You should absolutely check out her work.