Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jamie Noce

Reclaimed racing shells, steel
12' x 3' x 3'

             Rowing is all about fluid motion and moving with one another in tandem to make the boat move as fast as possible. My aim for Henry was to completely transform the way I view something I am so personally connected with using the racing shell segments as the vessel of my idea.  
            As an artist mainly working within the theme of the multiple, I used three boat segments rather than just one.  Each segment represents one part of the boat: stern, middle and bow, and how they function together to portray one idea, similarly to how eight rowers and a coxswain work towards one common goal.  With this piece, I was most interested in transforming the fluid, horizontal motion into something static and vertical. The minimalist form points to how simple rowing can seem from an outside viewer, but the grand scale of Henry amplifies how different something can look from another angle, especially when transformed from six inches off of the water, to twelve feet overhead. 

Jeanine Chapman

The Passing 
Steel, Tree Branches
13' x 8' x 8'

The relationship between humans and nature is what inspires my work. This piece is representative of the golden spiral, which is one of the many reoccurring forms found in nature. With this piece I am exploring the idea of a threshold, and the transformation one experiences while passing through it.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jill Jacobs

Paper Clip Totem
Paper Clips
12" x 10" x 34"

The restricted length of the paper clips guided my design and line work, while my use of color pushed me out of my comfort zone entering a whimsical, nostalgic setting. My medium of paper clips and use of primary colors make it difficult to steer away from an elementary context, yet my intricacy of design, the height of the piece as well as only small reminders of my medium’s initial form, worked to pull the piece into more of a platform for visual storytelling as the structure rises. While my choice of medium was inspired by the restricted length and color, the consecutive growth upwards with lateral accents stemmed from my interest in the changing directionality of a compass and the storytelling, vertical build of a totem pole. 

Christine Tate

(peephole view during the day)

(peephole view at night)

Steel and mixed media
78" x 23" x 23"

Our charge for Art in the Garden was, in part, to consider the differences between exterior and interior sculpture. Here, I have attempted to make both, to create a dialogue between the outside and the inside, between the viewer and the work, perhaps even between two viewers experiencing the work simultaneously. Like most of my work, Tour is an exploration of the expressive potential of circular forms and an acknowledgement of art I admire—in this case, one of my favorite sculptures, The Passing Winter, by one of my favorite artists, Yayoi Kusama.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Joe Wojciechowski

Steel and paint
45" x 52" x 52"

My sculpture was inspired by my life as I lived it.  There were many ups and downs with twists and turns while traveling through it.

It is made with the skill, of using my hands to bend, cut, forge and weld steel with the knowledge I have accrued while traveling through the many years of my life.

The sculpture is made of steel so it will endure much more than this body which encapsulates my mind and soul.

It is painted metallic blue, a soft color, to represent the quietness of an aged life.