Sally Hayden Gilmore
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Sally Hayden Gilmore's Friends

  • Marie Weichman
  • Andrea Graham
  • Leisa Rich
  • Farah Bandookwala
  • Bruna Hauert
  • Yu-Ping Lin (Rainey)
  • Farrah Al-Dujaili
  • Liza Michelle Jewett Rifkin
  • Brenda Factor
  • demi thomloudis
  • Heejin Hwang
  • Heng Lee
  • lisa linbrugger
  • Melissa Vogley Woods
  • gina alvarez

Sally Hayden Gilmore's Groups

 

Sally Hayden Gilmore's Page

Sally Hayden Gilmore's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Profile Information

Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Portland Oregon
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Bio____________________

I have worked with an array of materials and processes, specializing in sculptural Fiber work and Mixed Media Drawing. Currently I work primarily with cast paper and mixed materials to creating evocative sculptural forms and relief collage drawings. I received my MFA from Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. I'm working hard in my studio, I exhibit nationally, and am trying to find my way in NW Oregon hoping to eventually teach and show locally.


Artist Statement_______________________


When admiring the color and structure of floral blooms, consider that they are the sexual reproductive organs of another organism. The sensual pop of color commonly marks a display of sexual courting that occurs throughout the natural world. The colorful bounty of animal sexuality: the bright allure of bird plumage, the fluorescent glow from ocean-trench denizens, even the fiery red of baboons’ rears. It is in these details that I take my inspiration.

This work is made from a desire to know and understand sexuality, not in terms of political correctness or social structures, but as the natural world knows it: a wondrous force too powerful and beautiful to ignore. Through various evocative forms I explore these natural concepts of sexual seduction. The objects become fetishistic because they are a safe representation of our own libido. No shame, only a glorious display of stamens, semen, ovipositors, scrotums, tentacles, pistils, vulva, filaments, cloacae and anthers.

Ultimately, sexuality, whether in the plant or animal world, comes down to touch, exchange and proximity- all of which are significant to my process. I use cast layers of unryu paper with acrylic medium and incorporate variety in color, texture, material, and dimensionality to communicate with my audience. Wrinkled and pocked surfaces are simultaneously sensual and delicate. Round, twisting mouths and seductive hollows invite viewers to explore the inner and outer anatomy of each piece (a dichotomy of sexual intercourse). These forms seduce the viewer to reach out and explore the untouchable surface, creating an electric tension that reflects our own longing and desire.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.sallyhaydengilmore.com

Latest Activity

Brigitte Martin liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Feb 4, 2013
Alisa Letcius might attend Sally Hayden Gilmore's event
Thumbnail

INNOVATORS AND LEGENDS: Generation in Textiles and Fibers, Public Opening with Artists at Muskegon Museum of Art

December 13, 2012 to March 17, 2013
Works by top tier, internationally celebrated fiber artists explores the fine art textile movement over the past century through the contemporary artwork of four generations of artists. The rich variety of assembled pieces illustrates the transformation of fibers from functional and decorative use to today’s forms created with a wide array of diverse materials and techniques. The artwork addresses issues such as narrative, identity, ecology, recycling, and political thought, and demonstrates…See More
Jan 9, 2013
Sally Hayden Gilmore and Bruna Hauert are now friends
Oct 5, 2012
Sally Hayden Gilmore posted an event
Thumbnail

INNOVATORS AND LEGENDS: Generation in Textiles and Fibers, Public Opening with Artists at Muskegon Museum of Art

December 13, 2012 to March 17, 2013
Works by top tier, internationally celebrated fiber artists explores the fine art textile movement over the past century through the contemporary artwork of four generations of artists. The rich variety of assembled pieces illustrates the transformation of fibers from functional and decorative use to today’s forms created with a wide array of diverse materials and techniques. The artwork addresses issues such as narrative, identity, ecology, recycling, and political thought, and demonstrates…See More
Oct 5, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert commented on Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Thumbnail

Seed

"Wow!!!! Amazing :-)))"
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012
Bruna Hauert liked Sally Hayden Gilmore's photo
Jul 6, 2012

Comment Wall (10 comments)

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

At 8:23pm on August 24, 2011, Renee Rouillier said…

Sally, I am a very textural person and your use of texture is very admirable.

At 10:35am on February 1, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is good through Feb 15, 2012.

Enjoy crafthaus, participate often :-)
At 4:40pm on March 16, 2010, Brenda Factor said…
Hi Sally - thanks and I really like your work too. In fact I found you on the web a couple of weeks ago when I was doing some research into casting (and that led me to crafthaus) and included your name in a list of practitioners for my students. Hope to post some more images soon.
At 3:14pm on November 8, 2009, Thea Clark said…
Welcome,
love , love , love them all!
At 6:34pm on November 6, 2009, Lauren McAdams Selden said…
Yeah, my favorite artist in the world.
At 12:40am on November 2, 2009, Victoria Altepeter said…
congrats sally! lookin good!
At 8:19pm on November 1, 2009, Stevie B. said…
Love your creations!
At 11:39am on November 1, 2009, Lynette Andreasen said…
woo hoo! Congrats on the feature Sal!
At 2:48pm on October 29, 2009, Victoria Altepeter said…
sally! so good to be in touch , i am also so happy to have the chance to see your work again. I absolutely love it!! how is everything going for you out in oregon?
At 5:15pm on October 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for artists and fine craftsmen/women ! I am very glad you joined us !

Please add your thoughts to the blogs and discussion forums that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.

I really hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.

Please note that crafthaus is a fully member-financed website, meaning that a small annual fee ($20/yr or $35/2yrs) is involved in being a member here. You will find all the necessary information on how to go about this in the FAQs section of the site. Your membership fee is due on or before November 15, 2009 and is payable through paypal (preferred,) US check or credit card.

Finally, if there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor@live.com anytime. I will do my best to be of help.

Again: Welcome and enjoy !

Brigitte Martin
Crafthaus Editor
 
 
 

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

Latest Activity

Kate Furman posted photos
31 minutes ago
Evin Dubois liked Lorena Angulo's group Behind the Brooch
3 hours ago
Liana Pattihis posted a blog post
9 hours ago
Amanda Denison and Lieta Marziali are now friends
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Lorena Angulo's group
Thumbnail

Behind the Brooch

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Mike Holmes's group
Thumbnail

Velvet da Vinci

Since 1991, Velvet da Vinci has been a leader in showcasing new developments in contemporary art jewelry and craft-based sculpture and regularly organizes exhibitions of contemporary craft.
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

crafthaus online Exhibitions

Online Exhibition project on crafthaus. Exhibitions are member-curated and change monthly. Calls for Artists below!See More
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

SNAG

Society of North American Goldsmiths is the Premier Association for Jewelry, Design and Metalsmithing.
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Lorena Angulo's group
Thumbnail

Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
10 hours ago
Lieta Marziali joined Rebecca Skeels's group
Thumbnail

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad. See More
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"call for entries An exhibition traveling to the following locations: Pop-Up during SNAG Conference, Boston - May 20-23, 2015 (details to follow) Crafthaus, online exhibition (excerpts from core exhibition) - June 15 - July 15, 2015 Velvet da Vinci,…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"call for applications: artist residences, the observatory, spud - winchester Following on from the success of the Exbury Egg (www.exburyegg.org) SPUD is continuing to develop residency opportunities for artists to engage with specific areas of our…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"commission (call for metalworkers): design & fabrication of 7x arches - hampshire The Andover Town Summit Group has been working for over two years to support projects that enhance Andover Town Centre and help to build Andover High Street as…"
11 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"call for entries: 'unsigned' econe graduate competition ‘Unsigned’ is EC One’s annual design award specifically aimed at new graduates and gives the winner the opportunity for their work to be sold at EC One within its…"
11 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Manager wanted: http://www.dominicwalmsley.com/sevenoaks_shop.htm Dominic Walmsley Jewellery is a small, exclusive bespoke jeweller with a workshop and studio in Clerkenwell Green, London and a store located in Sevenoaks Kent, just 35 minutes from…"
11 hours ago
Lieta Marziali is now a member of crafthaus
13 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Tickets on sale now! http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea-14/november/about/Handmade in Britain 14 The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair 14th - 16th November 2014Chelsea Old Town Hall, LondonHandmade in Britain 14 is open:Friday…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Call for entry Application Acceptance Period: February 9th 2015 – February 22nd 2015Please e-mail the Entry form to goldmuseum1104@gmail.comCategories: Jewelry and Objects Each category has…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://www.klimt02.net/In the coming days we are going to launch a new Klimt02 website. The improvements will be implemented in phases.Since long time ago we have been working on a new Data Base and a new CMS. This new tools are more powerful and…"
14 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service