I’d mention this show a while ago, and before I knew it, it’s almost the opening!
This Saturday from 3pm to 8pm, stop by Madera Woodworking in Tacoma, WA, to explore an amazing collection of Northwest Woodfire. The opening is longer than normal to accommodate everyone who might wander by. I’ll probably be at the gallery between 5 and 8. I think I’ll even try and finally explore Tacoma’s famous glass museum!
The line up for the show looks incredible: John Benn, Colleen Gallagher, John Harris, Sam Hoffman, Terry Inokuma, Chris Knapp, Jen Lee, Andy Lewis-Lechner, Susan Lochner, Hiroshi Ogawa, Reid Ozaki, Erin Solberg, and Natalie, Warrens.
I’m also going to be using the show to unveil “Glowback”, a creature that I’ve been working on for a while. I teamed up with my husband to wire up LEDs and a microcontroller to cause the back of the beast to glow. I have an entire flickr set up documenting the whole process. If all goes as planned, we’ll finish up the last bit of work tonight, and I’ll take it to the gallery tomorrow.
I got to spend a lot of quality time with my brother, which ranged from just catching up to discussing art. It was a chance to go out and explore the galleries of Chelsea, and I also got to explore the Museum of Art and Design. All in all, it was a great chance to get out and see all sorts of art, ranging from innovative and crazy uses of materials, to astounding minimalistic installations consisting of nothing but a couple taut strings in a room. My brother has a write up of some of it on his blog.
While I as in NYC, I was lucky enough to be posted on two exciting blogs. The Urban Outfitters Blog decided to highlight my work, as part of a continuing stream of cool and interesting things that they find. Kitsune Noir, a blog of art and design, also decided to mention my work and the collaboration with my brother. As a long follower of Kitsune Noir, I was completely flattered by this! However, as a side effect of all of this attention, I’m about completely out of work that’s for sale online! I’m going to have to recall a few pieces from galleries this weekend, so I can more available for sale. There will also be all new work coming up in April, after my next wood firing.
The collaboration piece with my brother isn’t finished yet, since we couldn’t find a kiln that was firing while I was there. We’ll be seeing the results in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can find some fun in-progress photos here.