Thursday, February 11, 2016

2015 Summary

IWell life has not been dull that´s for sure.
As always I have been busy attending to matters in the real world and i apologies for my lack of posts... 
Working, working, working... 
To many things and ideas going on to mention them all but here are a few different activities I am currently working on as well as a few highlights from the recent past. 

I finally got around to posting the pictures from the 2015 Monetary Bondage Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery at Montana State University. 

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the exhibition and a link to the Facebook album if you would like to see more pictures from the exhibition.  MORE PICTURES HERE

I have a lot of other projects stewing on the back burners but im still not quite ready to bring them out into the light.... However I will go ahead and share a few previews of what I have been working on...

A little behind the scenes from the 2015 exhibition instalation.
I produced a bunch of Mokume-Gane while I was attending my residency at MSU.
Here are the fused billets of material... Copper/Sterling, Copper/Nickel and Sterling/Nickel Mokume-Gane.
Now that I have so much lovely Mokume-Gane on hand I have been planing and thinking of all sorts of different things I want to make with it so there will probably be many more mokume objects coming in the near future. Here is the first Piece from all the material. A Sterling and nickel belt buckle with a secret compartment in the back.
Here is a little video showing off the mechanism of the buckle. 
Also have a few other projects going on. Here I was playing around with a little polymer clay and trying my hand at some cane work... its always fun o play around and see what inspires you. plus I always love the way certain techniques can be adapted to be used with other materials ;) ...

Here is a little preview of some of the mechanisms I have been tinkering with. This combination lock / puzzle box is based on an ancieant lock design from Iran. Looking forward to incorporating these interesting yet simple mechanisms into future projects as well.

Back to work in the real world and as soon as I have more interesting news to share I will be back with more. Hopefully soon. . . . 
Until next time,
peace and love.