Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Filling cracks with gold

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.

I saw the above quote tonight and it stuck with me...I feel like everything I hear and see lately has been informing this new body of work...that I'm seeing everything for a reason. Usually when starting projects things get sorted out as I work on the piece but this time everything is unfolding really quickly so I feel compelled to start the work as soon as possible, despite being busier than ever. This idea of "aggrandizing damage" really strikes me, because when making art I feel like thats what we are doing anyway, aggrandizing our emotions. Or atleast what I'm doing. I'm wondering how this will all play goal is to do EVERYTHING all the armatures alone, make the pieces, make the molds alone (including one of an 8 foot tall grizzly), cast alone...Usually I have help from Justin or fabulous interns but this time it's been in my head that in order to be fully successful, I need to do it all myself...
wish me luck...

Monday, June 4, 2012

American Craft Magazine

Huge thanks to Walter and Margaux for the shout out during their interview with American Craft Magazine. The article, titled Grand and Mysterious, is a fabulous journey through their home, talking about the pieces of their lives that they love and collect. Be sure to grab a copy!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Party's Over...

Here is a great shot of this piece from the folks at Thinkspace Gallery. Check out the photos from the Wild at Heart opening here.