Thursday, February 24, 2011

shapes into forms

Meet Doris. Two months ago Doris had never made a sculpture, never welded and never even considered something called a plasma torch.

And this is Doris about a month and a half ago using the plasma torch to create a sculpture.

And this is Doris welding her steel organic shapes together into a 3D form.

And this is Doris basking in her own glory. The glory of knowing how to weld like a champ, knowing how to artfully wield a plasma torch and having just completed her first sculpture.
Justin just escaped from this photo but his sculpture did not. If it matters, Justin brought in his finished sculpture while wearing a sweet black suit. Presentation is everything.

This is Kaitlyn. She is cutting out shapes. Shapes that are rounded and smooth and safe for toddlers of all ages.

This is Cate. She welds like she's been doing it all her life. She even has a special welding shirt. We're still working on her taste in music.

This is Ellen and her shadow working together. When Ellen coughs her shadow coughs too.

This is Bradberry (not to be confused with E-Berry). His sparks are just as impressive as his cutting goggles.

And this is E-Berry (not to be confused with Bradberry). She LOVES welding and sculpture. She may tell you she hates it and that I'm evil for forcing her to work so hard during her final semester of college, but it's all a show. She loves it. She's having fun.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

show !

Jennifer and I are the two new folks in the Art Department at Lander. This show is named after her cool Black Lab and it features Jennifer's impressive printmaking skills along with some of my drawings and sculptures.

There will be a closing reception on March 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. I'm sure there will be refreshments of some sort and I plan to bring free candy. You are invited to see the sights and get a sugar high with us.

Check out this month's Carolina Arts Magazine to see our ad for the show.