Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I was recently invited to participate in a group show at the Piedmont Virginia Community College here in Charlottesville. The theme of the show was "Alters." I came up with this piece sort of spur of the moment. These sort of conceptual pieces don't come naturally to me so it was a bit of a challenge to find a direction that contoured to the theme of the show while staying true to my own taste. The piece here titled "Empire" accomplished that dual goal. The piece, constructed of tin, brick, rope and various other materials was the final composition of many variations in the theme. The title came from the word "EMPIRE" that is stamped into the brick wrapped in rope. The metallic sphere that is resting on top of the brick was originally a toilet tank float. You can click on the image above for a close look.
Monday, February 05, 2007
1708 Gallery Auction (image detail)
1708 Gallery Auction
This piece "Crayons" will be in the 1708 Gallery Annual Art Auction in Richmond, Virginia. The auction is described on the 1708 Gallery Website, "This annual benefit features some of the finest work by the regions top artists. In addition to raising funds for the gallery, the auction provides a venue for Richmonds collectors to connect with contemporary art and support regional artists."
Click on the image above for a closer look.