PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
These are all pieces that I have worked on with polymer artist Cynthia Toops. I do all the metal work in these pieces and the nature of our collaboration is often that she will approach me with an idea and then give me free reign on what I create. When I finish my work and pass the piece on to her, I usually have no idea how she will finish the piece. Most of my best work has been created with her and I almost always end up pushing my technical abilities further than I would otherwise.
2 ½ x 3 ½ x ¾”
Bronze, Sterling Silver, Leather, Cubic Zirconia, Vintage Cigarettes
Photo by artist
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
Curator: Erika Uzman
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