......that it has been a very long time since my last post. But, now I have some good stuff to tell!
First - This last Sunday was the Savannah Open Studio tour. It was stressful getting the place together, especially since my workspace is also my home. But, I was looking forward to seeing some faces from the last tour and meeting some new ones.
This was a little eye candy for my window. Candy buttons used as braille to display a quote.
I tried to set up an area for folks to hang out and look at my work. I left the rest of the place pretty much in its messy working state
These stains are actually welded steel "sculptures" that I started on a couple years ago.
Lately, I've been revisiting and expanding on this work. I love the idea of a sculpture fitting into and almost blending with its environment. For me, something sitting on a pedestal or hanging on a wall instantly becomes unapproachable.
One thing I really love about open studios is putting out the experiments and old work.... things you don't worry about people handling. I have boxes of this little pieces. I did mostly put out older stuff - I have to privately covet the newer experiments for a while before I am comfortable with displaying them.
Of course, there has to be a display for the jewelry.
But, this was the most exciting discovery while setting up for the open studio! A couple nights before the tour, Nate and I were brainstorming display ideas for my rings. I had been making these large sphere shapes from stainless wire, and Nate pointed out that since these shapes also had a bit of spring tension that I could simply slip the rings over them. The rings caused the forms to compress into these beautiful shapes. Now, I'm seeing fodder for not only display ideas but also drawings, prints, and sculptures. I'm very lucky to have this kind of dialog with a friend - I'm serious, sometimes between the two of us, Nate and I become a super power. Well, at least after a couple cocktails we think so.
I'll post tomorrow about another recent project........