Project of the Day — Tharsis Sleeps is an epic embroidered animation that follows the metal band Throne as they travel to Mars to help save the Earth. And did we mention that each frame will be embroidered in the style of awesome metal patches? That’s over 3000 embroidered frames.
Metal artist Keena Good forges whimsical sculptures that inspire flights of fancy. Her new project, Down the Rabbit Hole, will gift a pair of sculptures inspired by Alice in Wonderland to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
Last Call, y’all! We’ve got big ole girl crush on Shira Loa, a veteran metalsmither who’s prepping for her October gallery show at Dialect in Los Angeles. There’s ONE DAY LEFT on her dope exhibition project, Tangible Growth in Metal Sculpture.
From the smithstress:
Sometimes I call my sculptures “cocoons”, “flowers”, “mushrooms” and “branches,” though really, they are all and none of these things. My pieces do not replicate, but reference organic forms, allowing me to abstract shapes I appreciate in the natural world in order to communicate the joy that they inspire in me; the feelings they evoke put into form. It’s my own kind of botany, with its references known and unknown.
For the Dialect show, I am trapping these metallic organisms, creating diorama worlds for them to live within, to offer viewers a fixed window through which to view the pieces. Shadowboxes, frames and pedestals that I fabricate out of steel, found objects and embedded LED lights will give my lissome sculptural creatures the home and purpose they need. Every part of the dioramas will be designed as part of the artwork.