"John. I am sorry I did not meet you. My fault. I had a massively congested head and was floating around in a bit of a haze from it. I may have some thoughts on your thoughts if I can gather them. glad your writing them…"
"This is funny how this comes up now. I have spent the last few days transferring the video shot of my performance work from the 90's. While I have been half of FordForlano (David Forlano) for over 25 years I have been traversing so…"
"@ Alexandra--That is an excellent real life story about how social media really works. I think the touch of including some personal stories the way you mention is very important and goes a long way. "
"I think the social media logos should be on every website if you use them. It is one more way in to see what you are about. You are not advertising the social media tool/company. You are pointing back to yourself on another…"
"@kerin rose. She is very politically active and informed and does not shy away from making her voice heard. I am proud of her for that. By doing this on Twitter many of her comments are getting Re-tweeted by other political guru…"
"I was resistant to any social media until just a few years ago. I produced a web series with my wife and we just jumped into social media learning as we went. Still so much to learn! I find it is now a must have tool in the tool…"
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Our artistic collaboration began over 22 years ago when we met in Rome, Italy during a year abroad program through Tyler School of Art. Immediately we were intrigued by some essential differences in our approach to painting and this led to heated debates. David created large abstract paintings in which the richness of surface treatment was the main focus. Steve's work, in contrast, was based on the question: "How can I make a painting as an object", a fully integrated three-dimensional piece. We liked how our differences challenged our own thinking. As a way to learn from each other, we started trading half-finished drawings and paintings, and working our individual ideas into them.
We discovered that this kind of "swapping" has become an essential element in our collaboration. After years of working side by side, David moved to Santa Fe in 2005. We have tables in our Philadelphia studio with half-finished brooches. Steve sends them to David's Santa Fe studio where he continues to develop before sending them back to Philadelphia.
We've also noticed other threads from our art school days that have continued to be important. While David's strength has always been to push color, pattern and surface in new directions, Steve is constantly fascinated by three-dimensional structures and how things fit together mechanically. Throughout our collaboration, we have often looked to nature for inspiration. In seed clusters, shell formations, and flower buds, for instance, there are carefully organized parts which are arranged beautifully and made up of numerous, seemingly identical, but unique units. These exquisite structures lead us into new ways of envisioning a necklace, for example, both three-dimensionally and texturally.
Many of our brooches are like a collection of fragments. Not necessarily of literal fragments (say, like shards of pottery) but more like "conceptual fragments,"– like a piece of music, a chapter from a story, an ingredient from a cuisine, or an element of a language. At some point, however, we let the references subside a bit and allow the color, abstract patterns and form to lead us. The work feels complete to us when the balance of elements – abstract and imagistic -- comes into focus in some unusual way. The viewer, on the other hand, is free to gather his/her own impression of these suggested images.
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Something for the Table, 2013. Myra Mimlitsch-Gray Hand wrought silver. 2.5x12x8" Reproduced with permission.Announcing the 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals SymposiumSaturday, October 18thWashington State History Museum1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402The volunteer members of the Seattle Metal Guild’s…See More
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With the rise of scanning, 3-D printing, maker-bot and a host of classes, the growth of craft has a new maker audience that wants to make without design skills or confidence in their creativity. So where do they find their ideas? You know....they copy. Have you considered adding a clause to your sales…See More
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