These pieces are an exploration of glass and clay thought their firing temperatures. I chose to explore how the glass would melt if strung on wire and wrapped around the outside of a pot vs the melting if the glass was imbedded into the clay walls. The All of these pots are made of either stoneware or terracotta with glass beads. The pots were fired once fully to glaze temperatures by passing the bisque firing. The reasons for this is the melting temperature of the glass beads is so low that the beads would melt to much in the first firing to put them through a glaze firing.
* All these pots were clear glazed or oxblood glazed. Some of the terracotta pots have underglazes on them to help bring out the color of the beads to contrast with the dark nature of the clay.
All of these photos were taken By Angie Humes
I AM HERE
After our most recent Presidential election, I have been internally working on what I believe in and what my overall message should be to others around me. Mine is a simple defining that I Am Here. Sometimes I feel similar to these empty lots of our cities. Overlooked, under cared for, an afterthought. But when someone comes and helps to spruce me up a bit, sits with me, pays a bit of attention, I tend to feel loved, appreciated and a part of this world. I AM HERE is an installation showcasing that even in a lot that seems unused can still be appreciated and utilized by the public. As an artist I look for spots in cities that seem to be forgotten or overlooked, install my work, or the work of the community to call attention to this negative space in our everyday lives.
This Piece is made of ceramic sculpting tools and cable ties.
* Thank you to Judy Rosenthal (sirotarosenthal.com) and Shaunda Holloway (@brighteyesholloway) for the installation photos. And a huge THANK YOU to all the passers by in New Haven that thanked me and asked me about this work over the two day installation.
Equal Parts Gold
Equal Parts is a piece, that visually highlights a space which seems looked over or forgotten. Utilizing gold colors, multiples, and shadow casting objects. This piece portrays the strength in many and the connections made over time.
These pieces were shown at Meadowsweet Mercantile in Philadelphia PA.
Equal Parts is a piece, that visually highlights a space which seems looked over or forgotten. Utilizing neon colors, multiples, and shadow casting objects. This piece portrays the strength in many and the connections made over time.
Images show equal parts in three locations, Trinity Episcopal Church in New Haven CT, Linwood Park in Ardmore PA, and The Hill School in Pottstown PA.
Connection with Strangers @ The Philadelphia International Airport
Connections with Strangers which creates a visual conversation through 15,000 Pin-Back buttons displaying a direct dialogue of fleeting memories and abstracted images.
Shown at the Philadelphia International Airport February - August 2016
Connections with Strangers
Connections with Strangers creates a visual conversation through 15,000 Pin-Back buttons displaying a direct dialogue of fleeting memories and abstracted images.
Shown at Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia Pa
HOPE: This is a space for thoughts, ideas, prayers, and wishes. This was created by communities of Trinity Episcopal Church, in New Haven CT, July 2015
an exploration of what vessels can be in clay focusing on color, layers and drawings.
All of these drawings are constructed with watercolors, ink and marker.
You: The Walking Billboard
You: The Walking Billboard was a project within and event hosted by Jaiya Bhandari Arts (@jaiyabhandari) alongside Asian Arts Initiative (@asian.arts.initiative ). This workshop explored the question What does what you wear say about you? Participants explored the insidious nature of advertising and the co-opting of bodies as we act as walking billboards for corporations. Collages were made and then processed into pin-back buttons, so that participants could make a wearable object that expresses the power of their thoughts and emotions.
*images are of the participants and their buttons along with the process of the event on June 10th 2017
Brittany Papale and Mackenzie Pikaart give you Passion Plate: served the way she wants it. A visual exploration of sex from the perspective of a woman. These drawings depict all stages of sexual love with a partner and herself. We chose to highlight the joy and power experienced By women rather than Over women. Handcrafted plates with a simple glaze reflects the beauty in the human body while the lines them self minimal, create the natural beauty and curves of the body.
ALT LOVE was created by myself and Brittany Papale (@misusedmetephor) a fellow artist and co-collaborator.
ALT LOVE is sexy "pop-up" Art Show exploring Alternative Relationships through types of visual and performance art.
Visual Artists Include: Autumn Wallace Brittany Papale @misusedmetaphor Ceire Parker @glengarryglencoco Dennis Cob @dencob Eric Anthony Berdis @ericanthonyberdis Hannah Dancing @hdancing Jackson Kay @actionjtk jaiya bhandari @jaiyabhandari Joseph Papale @josephmpapale Lindsay Thompson @lindsayy11 Mackenzie Vaughan Pikaart @mvpikaart Nate Keller @nathanekeller Pete Checchia @petesart