In my last post I mentioned an old project I made while at ASU. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to see if I had any pictures of that work. Turns out I do have a few pictures and with Easter right around the corner I figured it would be a great time to share this small series of works. I'm sorry that the pictures are not the best, but I would have to dig these pieces out of my mom's house to re-photograph them, so these will have to due... Sorry.
|"Rose Egg", Daniel Icaza, 2006, Mixed Media/ Sculpture, Chicken Egg, Acrylic Paint, Glitter, Ribbon, Fabric, Copper ,|
It all began with a class project, we had to pick a dead artist and decide what they would make if they were alive today and then make it. I decided to go with one of my metal-smithing idols, Peter Carl Fabergé. After much research on the man, the artist and his workshop, I came to the conclusion that if he were alive today, he would continue making his most treasured and famous bodies of work; his Imperial Fabergé Easter Eggs, but with a twist.
|"Nest Egg", Daniel Icaza, 2006, Mixed Media/ Sculpture, Chicken Egg, Acrylic Paint, Copper, Ribbon, Feathers, Plaster|
Alive in the present day he would come to the sad realization that many of his works were dismantled for their precious metals and stones and consequently lost to the world forever. In response to this, he would abandon working with precious materials and instead make incredible Easter eggs using less valued materials. In doing so he would ensure that his creations would be cherished for their artistry and not their material value.
|"Star Egg", Daniel Icaza, 2006, Mixed Media/ Sculpture, Chicken Egg, Acrylic Paint, Glitter, Copper, Sequins, Cotton, Plaster, Ribbon|
This set of really special Easter eggs are what I came up with to represent what Carl Fabergé might make if he were alive today. I was always inspired by the incredible craft and artistry present in Fabergé's eggs and I was really happy to have such a curious opportunity to create something based off of objects that inspire me so much. If only we could always feel this way about class assignments...
|"Garden Egg", Daniel Icaza, 2006, Mixed Media/ Sculpture, Chicken Egg, Acrylic Paint, Fabric, Glitter, Ribbon, Wire|
It's odd but some times it feels easier to come up with interesting ideas when you are pushed by school assignments and due dates. On the other hand, you occasionally get the assignment from hell and all your motivation goes out the window.
|"Sea Egg", Daniel Icaza, 2006, Mixed Media/ Sculpture, Chicken Egg, Acrylic Paint, Glitter, Ribbon, Wire, Cotton, Plaster, Plastic Pearls,|
These days I am fortunate to have more ideas than I can handle, so I always get to stay busy creating. The only issue I have is deciding which projects to dedicate my time to. I guess that is the nice part about school you know where your time needs to go (for the most part).
Well that's enough reminiscing for now I hope you enjoyed this stroll down memory lane with me and that you have a very pleasant "Easter Holiday" however you choose to enjoy it.
until next time.
Peace and Love.