|"What's On My Plate" 2017|
This summer I made and finished several pieces within a few months (as opposed to the work I started last year and finished this year). One of these is a "plate" sculpture for an upcoming invitational exhibition at Boxx Gallery in Tieton.
|Plate in Progress|
The show, which opens November 4, is called "What's on Your Plate," and is a fairly broad collection of works in a variety of media all referencing eating and cooking, kitchens, dishes, and, well, plates. I took a fairly literal approach and put my sculpture on my plate.
|this piece was originally intended to be attached to the plate and will now be in CWAE 2017|
This piece just came together this weekend and I'm pretty pleased with the three tails of bicycle chain that are coming out the one end. The concept is similar to a piece I made a few years ago.
I also made some chain mugs this summer, mostly just for my Dad, but I think I will show one of them with the plate piece. They may not be super functional (don't microwave them), but they're fun.
|Chained Plate and Mug|
At the last minute (sometime in September), I decided to throw a few mugs to test a new tool. It occurred to me to add an attachment for a chain handle. I'm happy with the concept, but my execution was a little sloppy. I should have left room for a pin to connect the chain to the mug, but I only left room for epoxy.
|plate sculpture and the trial chain handle|
"What's On Your Plate" opens Saturday, November 4, 2017 with a reception from 11-4 at Boxx Gallery on Wisconsin in Tieton, WA. A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to Highland Food Bank. The rest goes to the artist. Boxx is open Saturdays from 11-4. The exhibition runs through November 25, so you've got just 4 Saturdays to see the show.
|What's On My Plate and On My Mug|