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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
I have been working on re-working my mechanical toy, "The Crusade". You can see older post on what it looks like to date but soon it will take a new form with more sophisticated layering and stronger working parts, and lights. Here is a quick look at the lasercut layering.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
I have been working on incorporating light into my work for a while now. You may remember the shadow boxes I took to the American Craft Council show. Those were cool and all but they just tore through batteries. I needed to figure out how I could make lights last longer and incorporate them better into my work. I had already been thinking about the "Creatures of the Night" and had them pretty much finished when I got the bright ;) idea to use them as guinea pigs. (are guinea pigs nocturnal?) So here my journey into the world of electronics begins.
First step was figuring out how the light effects the piece. What needs to be lit. what is too much light. things like that. I really wanted white light but found it hard to find flickering white lights in town.
This is the final combo. Checking all the connections with alligator clips. I found this fascinating. I think i might start making my artwork with them. White paper is great for dispersing the light. Or diffusing it. This is my embroidered star with the light.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The next step in the process is done. Usually I would stop here, put on the back layer and get them ready to hang. The end. But not this time. These pieces have a greater purpose. Stay tuned to find out what.... If you dare. Mmwwhahahahahah. ( That is my mad scientist chuckle. Happy Halloween!)
Friday, October 29, 2010
The "Creatures of the Night" for a gallery in WV, Taylor Books/Annex Gallery. Here are the sketches from my sketchbook. Now I have to get them ready to sew, frame, and possibly illuminate. (If I can figure out what I am doing and get the more technical side of my brain to work.)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I just mailed a piece to an fibers exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD. "Happy Thought Vacuum" has been around my studio for a while and I am excited to show it. I did a makeover on it before it left, adding a wooden frame and a permanent light source.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Sketch of the piece.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
While on our trip up north, David and I made a little detour through Richmond and spent some time scavenging thrift stores and looking for books. I found some really cool stuff, but I think I like some of his treasures best.