Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
3 feet wide - 2 1/2 feet tall and weighs 27 pounds!!!
Photographer, Candace Coker came out to my property and took some pictures of my glass art. Glass is a tricky medium to photograph and she did an outstanding in capturing the strength of this design and it's color. Check out more of her work at: http://www.candacecoker.com/
Thursday, June 25, 2009
UK/OK: Exploring Traditions in Contemporary Design celebrates the work of nearly seventy artists and designers working in the areas of handmade design and "high craft" across Oklahoma and in the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Emanating from a curiosity of cross-cultural comparisons, UK/OK examines contemporary British and Oklahoman designers through the lens of "traditions" – in technique, materials, and influences. The focus of the exhibition is the recent resurgence in handcrafted design and those working within the fields of metals, book making, ceramics, stone, glass, embroidery, quilting, apparel, woodworking, basketry, woodblock printing, and jewelry.
Following an international call for submissions, Price Tower Arts Center curator Scott W. Perkins selected British designers working over the past decade and balanced them with an equally select list of Oklahoma artists representing the breadth of education/training, ethnicities, and diverse pockets of creativity in the state. Many designers employ "traditional" media or techniques, while others adapt more contemporary materials and methods as a commentary on the changes within the handcrafted design culture.
The works exhibited will delight those familiar with handmade design, but also dispel the stereotype of "craft" and "making" as lesser in quality to mass-produced manufactured goods. In this way, each piece will not only tell the story of its maker, but the circumstances surrounding its particular location and means of production. Objects in UK/OK are on loan from their makers or from local, regional, and international private collectors as well as drawn in part from the British Council Collection.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It was a special night for us, as it was Christmas Eve spent in a luxurious, rennovated a supposedly haunted hotel named The Skirvin.
About the art - Ryan and I both talked about the fact that at first you are expecting to see yourself as exactly as you see you....but then we also realized that the artist captured what he saw in this picture and worked to replicate that through the sketch. As soon as our expectations faded away...the spirit of what he saw became more clear to us. We felt he was successful in capturing our excitement for adventure, our close bond and deep love we have for each other as Mother and Daughter. Thank you Slava!