Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rachel Pearlman

When Life Gives You Lemons
Rachel Pearlman
aluminum casting

Rachel Pearlman

Rachel Pearlman
Catch a Falling Dream
Vines, Fabric, String, Beads, Feathers and many other man-made materials

Originally my project was inspired by a dream catcher I purchased in Brazil that I then left on the plane when coming home. It was my favorite souvenir from the trip and I was devastated when I lost it. So the basis of this project came from the idea to make what I lost, but it became much more than that. Now it has turned into more of a collection of dreams. Whether it be a dream that you have at night while sleeping, or a dream you have to do something in life. It is the accumulation of all of these dreams in ones life.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jillian Behrens

Jillian Behrens
Plaster, gauze, and wax

Jillian Behrens

Jillian Behrens
Cellular Dystrophy
Fabric, wire, foam, and paint

In this work I explore the breakdown of systematic wire structures into more unconventional forms. Working intuitively, I enjoy how a thinking process can change in unpredictable ways in contrast to how systems have previously been planned and controlled. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sarah Langsam
"Doodle Experiment"

Sarah Langam
"Spiral Situation"

Juan Otalvaro


paper, tape, spray paint

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Christina Bae

 Wire, oyster shells, and pearls

Christina Bae

Christina Bae

Christina Bae

Christina Bae
Wire and rose petals

This was my first attempt to work with wire. I really liked the flexibility aspect of wire.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Anna Chandler

Aren't I the Garden?
Steel, White cement

When I was brainstorming art in the garden, I knew I wanted to put myself into the piece. I grew up tending my father’s giant garden every summer and have always had a green thumb.  It frustrates me that we negatively interact with our environment, so given this chance, I decided to do something positive.  Aren’t I the Garden brings me closer to becoming one with nature as we all will become. The steel tree is made up of about 70 ten-foot round rods that branch off with cement casts of my hands, some of which hold snapdragon flowers. To make the hands I used skinwax to create castings of my hands and filled them with cement. Both steel and cement are used in buildings, which smother nature. I hope this piece will remind us of the beauty in the natural world that some of us have forgotten and destroyed.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Courtney Connell

Courtney Connell
Wind Chime
Ribbon and Aluminum 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Danielle Race

Where Sand and Sea Collide
12 feet in diameter

I am very influenced by nature and natural elements around me. Growing up in New Hampshire and Maine I was surrounded by woods, mountains, geology, and the ocean. I am very influenced by colors found in nature and natural landforms. Nature is inspiring and interesting and lead me to make a large ripple made of sand. The sand that I chose to work with is of many varieties. The bottom layer is a grainy yellow sand that was store bought. The middle layer is a fine grained yellow sand. And the top layer is pure grey sand from the coast of New Hampshire. I wanted to use sand that came from my hometown because it was important to me to use natural beach sand because of the texture, smell, and sense of home I get when I touch it.  In total, there was approximately 2,000 pounds of sand imported to the site, 400 of it from New Hampshire. My intention with this piece was to create a peaceful, tactile, ever flowing ripple effect using a simple element of our world.  As humans we manipulate our surroundings, but in the end, nature controls all and will take it back. Rocks to sand, sand to ripple, ripple to calm.

Meg Thomas

Plaster, burlap, gauze, wood, wire
6' x 54" x 40"

Meg Thomas

3' x 2'