The sit-and-stare game continues🌊I’ve been working on this piece for 2 years (yes, TWO!) and I’ve made close friends in less than the 2 years I’ve had this painting. It’s just wild to think about the relationship you build with a piece over that much time.
Brandon hand-built this panel and the previous paintings underneath have been in numerous shows and traveled all around the southeast. So much history in one little 36x36” square... it’s seen all of my transitions and growth! Layered with strips of cardboard, oil stick and a swath of sumi ink-stained canvas from undergrad, it’s just really special. .
💎We are go for crystalline glaze mugs. Most of the time these glazes are insanely runny so you need these drip trays under your pieces to catch the excess as it runs off. I have learned from a bunch of people that the cleaner the connection you can make between your mug and the drip tray the easier the time you will have separating them after the firing. @ianchilders even has his pop off as the kiln cools... #goals 🤯 mine look pretty good so we will see! What color crystals do you wanna see first?
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View of an eclipse. A progress shot from one of my most recent works. How do you think it is turning out?
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Happiest when in the studio🌼
This new collection I’ve been working on feels VERY retrospective and in the best way possible. For me, creating a massive body of work comes with so many twists and unexpected turns. What else is to be expected when painting from the subconscious, you know? I start with one color, a scrape, a line... but after that it’s all action and reaction until it stops buzzing and I know it’s finished. .
For this wave of paintings, successfully creating a collection that felt so familiar and so much like ‘home’ was a huge thing for me. I’ve been trying to get to this place in my work for so long and it’s FINALLY happening. That is worth a party all on its own! .
This piece is a reaction to the current environmental crisis. As a Brazilian, seeing the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest had a deep and resounding impact on me. This devastating deforestation coupled with the deteriorating health of our coral reefs formed the seed that inspired me to create "Scorched". The intention of the work was to create a piece with opposing materials (wood and porcelain) that engage in a dialogue where porcelain forms represent the destruction of the natural coral reefs and the charred oak reminds us of worldwide deforestation.
The artwork will be exhibited by @jaggedartlondon at COLLECT: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, @somersethouse, 27th to 1st March.
First of the new 3d printed vase design glazed and fired. They are watertight and fully functional. I hope soon they will be ready for a real launch but they just aren't there yet unfortunately. And to be honest I really like having a part of my work that isn't being made to pay the bills. No set timeline for the finished product will hopefully make better work once it finally is ready! What do you think?
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For this batch I'm trying something different. I am doing a test kiln to try to get some new stuff in the mix then we will decide what will get made for the rest. I know they won't look like this soon but which one are you excited to see after the 🔥?