McKnight Fellowship 2017

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So far my McKnight Residency here in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been great! It’s cold for this Florida bumpkin (Ah Leon’s words not mine) but that’s been all the more reason to spend time in the studio. The works you’ll see below are some experiments with plate glass I’ve been doing. My interest now is encapsulation and fossilization; preservation. This is a huge diversion for me as I was just beginning to experiment with the epoxy resin while working in Asia, something you cannot do in a Minnesota winter. I’ve been fortunate to have met with a couple area glass gurus ( please visit the great people at Foci – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts )  and am trying to curry some successful work together. The folks here at The Center have been incredible and everyone very positive and supportive. It’s an amazing place in that respect. I’ll post more stuff as it comes out of the kiln.

 

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Fossil No. 1, Ceramic and Glass, 20″d x 12″ w x 11″h

 

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Fossil No. 2, Ceramic and Glass, 10″d x 7″ w x 6″h, 2017

 

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Fossil No. 5, Ceramic and Glass, 20″d x 12″ w x 11″h, (In-Progress) 2017

 

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Fossil Nos. 6 and 7, Ceramic and Glass, 12″d x 23″ w x 22″h, (In-Progress) 2017

 

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Fossil Nos. 6 and 7, Ceramic and Glass, 12″d x 23″ w x 22″h (each piece), (In-Progress) 2017

 

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Fossil Nos. 6 and 7, Ceramic and Glass, 12″d x 23″ w x 22″h (each piece), (In-Progress) 2017

 

Fossil No. 8, Ceramic and Glass, 14″h x 12″w x 6″d, 2017

 

Moth Fossils – No. 9, Ceramic and Glass, 8″h x 7″w x 5″d, 2017

 

Dog & Butterfly Fossil – No. 8, Ceramic and Glass, 8″h x 8″w x 5″d, 2017

 

Dragonflies – Fossil No. 9, Ceramic and Glass, 14″h x 12″w x 6″d, 2017

 

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Fossil No. 10, Ceramic and Glass, 7″h x 8″w x 5″d, 2017

 

Encapsulated Train – Fossil No. 11, Ceramic and Glass, 14″h x 12″w x 6″d, 2017

 

2 Dogs – Fossil No. 12, Ceramic and Glass, 7″h x 16″w x 5″d, 2017

 

Encapsulated Rocking Horses – Fossil No. 13, Ceramic and Glass, 14″h x 12″w x 5″d, 2017

 

Encapsulations, Ceramic and Glass, various sizes, 2017