I thought I would share a little peek into my process. Here is a time lapse video of me creating one of my book art sculptures. The whole piece took about 3.5 hours and was condensed into a little over a minute. I hope you enjoy.
I want to thank everyone who came out to the opening reception of Diary of a Naturalist. It was such a great evening. I met and talked with so many wonderful people. Its always great to be able to talk to strangers about your art and give them a little insight and background into your process. I have really enjoyed my residency at TechShop, it has opened up a whole new world for me and I cant wait to experiment and try other areas of the shop.
If you didn't get a chance to come out to the opening the exhibit will be up until Sept. 26th.
Here are some images from the exhibit and opening.
There is only 2 weeks until the opening of my exhibit at TechShop. I am in the final stretch of prepping everything. This is the time where all of the behind the scenes stuff happens - titling, labeling, pricing, figuring out the hanging configuration, etc. You can learn more about the exhibit here. I am very excited about the show. I have learned so much and had a lot of fun during my TechShop residency. There is so much more I want to learn and try out too. For those of you who don’t know about the TechShop it is an amazing place. Their tag line is “Build your Dreams Here” and boy can you. Imagine a place with every tool you can ever want; laser cutters, 3D printers, full wood and metal shops, sewing, embroider and quilting machines, vacuum formers, water jets, a variety of software and so so much more. They teach classes on how to use all of the equipment and are open 24 hours. So needless to say it’s pretty fantastic and I have had access to everything during my residency.
I have been working away during my 3 month residency at the Tech Shop San Jose. I have been creating some really cool pieces ( at least I think they are). Save the Date!
Friday Sept 4th - 7pm
Opening reception for “Diary of a Naturalist” my solo exhibit at the Tech Shop San Jose
More details soon
So many books are discarded or recycled now in favor of lighter digital versions. They are abandoned in boxes at garage sales or stacked up in lonely piles at thrift stores. I have no aversions to e-readers, I have one myself. I enjoy the freedom and convenience of having thousands of books at my fingertips, able to escape at a moment’s notice. But I still love the smell and feel of a book in hand. There is something comforting and familiar in the sound of a page turning.
Book Sculpture 2014