Thursday, July 9, 2009

Steel Houses

Steel Houses

During Penland's spring concentration I continued to explore various enameling techniques using similar shapes in order to compare the results. I wanted to figure out how to form 3 dimensional objects which would hold up during the firing process. I enamel between the temperatures of 1500-1550 degrees. Most solders flow before reaching these temperatures making things a bit more difficult to make larger 3D objects. Over the last few years I have become very fascinated with the book arts and felt that there are many possibilities that would combine both of these mediums & solve my 3D dilemma.

This is one of three steel houses that I created while at Penland. They are part of a body of work in which I am exploring the ghosts in my life. You will recognize this silhouette of my Great grandmother Emmy G. I wanted these houses to convay the feeling of cold hard loneliness that a pinoeer would experience while living on the high northern plains of Montana.

I am thrilled with the results of this experiment and am very excited to see what comes next.

1 comment:

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul prezentat de tine.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place tare mult
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