Archive for the ‘art’ category

NSU Faculty Exhibition

March 12, 2013
Lincoln Gallery

Lincoln Gallery

Finally, a Precious Moments update!  Several of my co-workers and friends are in the NSU Faculty Exhibition.  (FYI, the exhibit closes March 21, so come by the Lincoln Gallery at NSU to see this in person!)  One of whom is Sara Christensen Blair who was busy smashing Precious Moments in January.  Here are a few shots of the finished project:

24 Precious Moments

24 Precious Moments

And, some detail shots:

Another piece by Sara Christensen Blair:  Bear Rug

Artist with rug

Artist with Beanie Babies.

Moving on to a work by Greg Blair.

Moving on to a work by Greg Blair.

Not to neglect my other coworkers, here’s a piece by Greg Blair.  I was able to see this from the very early stages, and loved the process and how it turned out.

Ark

Ark

Two by two

Two by two

Scenes from January

February 7, 2013

I’ve decided to keep better track of my life and what’s happening in it.  Here’s the news from January:

Helping a friend with her project.

Helping a friend with her project.

Broken or dancing?

Broken or dancing?

January brought some rather cold weather.  Not that I captured the really cold days.

January brought some rather cold weather. Not that I captured the really cold days.

Art on the move.

Art on the move.

Editor’s note:  If you’d like to see the art glimpsed in this post check out the exhibit.

Precious Moment

January 7, 2013

The other day I spent the morning helping a friend with an art project. She needed to smash several Precious Moments figurines and I helped her capture the excitement. Here’s some of the set-up:

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Before.

One tiny Statue of Liberty.

One tiny Statue of Liberty.

During.

During.

After.

After.

I’ll not give anything away, as this is not my project, I was just the assistant. I assure you my friend has nothing against Precious Moments nor the people who collect them.  I promise to  update everyone once the show is up and running at the end of the month.

Needless to say I have many more pictures like this one:

Next in line.

Next in line.

IATSE progress

May 21, 2010

I’ve finally had some progress with my version of the IATSE 618 bug.  Take a look:

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RBS progress

April 8, 2009

Transfer paper is a good thing.

Transfer paper is a good thing.

Yes, there’s been some activity on the rolling ball sculpture base! I have a lovely piece of maple that I spent what seems like years sanding. (And, I STILL might have to do more!) I even worked on a bit of extra maple for stain samples, but didn’t finish it because I couldn’t wait to get started on the real thing. I had a heck of a time transferring the drawing to the actual wood.  The reason, I finally discovered was that I had altered a couple of angles while working on the pine mock-up.  And, since that piece wasn’t large enough for the design in the first place, I was rather confused last night.

Color #2

Stain: Antique Maple

Stains: Chestnut and Brazilian Rosewood

Stains: Chestnut and Brazilian Rosewood

Things are looking better.

Handmade violin makes debut

April 3, 2009

This is a video from 2008 of my Uncle Gene (who made the violin) playing it.  This was the first time he had seen our combined efforts in person. I think you’ll recognize the song…

Brainstorming

March 11, 2009

The rolling ball sculpture is in my house.  Tom’s part is done for now.  I’ve been working out some ideas in my head.  And by that I mean that I’ve spent quite a bit of time running those marbles through their paces.  Getting a feel for the sculpture, and how someone else might interact with it. Sometimes the marbles are sent together, sometimes spaced out a bit.  I’ve even been know to set them free somewhere in the middle of the run.  It’s all part of the process, you’ll just have to trust me on that.

In motion?

I feel I have three different ways that the base could go.

  • something simple, with little competition against what’s happening above
  • play up the spirals, with concentric circles, mimicing the sculpture
  • enhance the twirling aspect with designs with movement

Or, maybe a compination of all three?  In an effort to learn more about RBS, I’ve googled.  Here’s one with a traingular base and one made of wood.  And one out of Legos!