Wednesday, June 16, 2010

gun control (in a sense)

we're about to start working on a group (nine total) of these great blueprints and bluelines, plus one photostat (this one is a negative, particularly beautiful in its coloring with age, including a moderate amount of mirroring), that were drawn up for the manufacture of several types of handguns. none of you are likely to know how much i love pretty guns or shooting them, so i'll just tell you i'm fascinated with this set of reproductions. these working "drawings" are so amazing...we love it when clients bring in things like this. they are quite large and have been folded, rolled, and unrolled many times- so most of the damage is along fold lines and edges. we'll be doing a lot of mending and flattening, and they'll be housed in large polyester sleeves.

Monday, June 14, 2010

paper chandeliers

made these pretty things over the weekend, and during our super paper chandeliers workshop yesterday. i used card stock, magazine pages rolled into beads, tissue paper, string, and ribbon. the blue/yellow and green one also incorporates a dream catcher and a god's eye.

we have lots of paper nerds classes scheduled this summer, including more paper chandeliers and screen printing at bows and arrows...a shop we really love. check our blog for more info, and come hang out with us if you can!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

in the works

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MADI art

i have a piece in an upcoming group show here in dallas at the MADI museum and gallery. see the press release here. and please drop by...during the opening if you can, on june 11th at 6:30- or anytime during the exhibition, which is up until september 26. it's not my usual style of work, but it does incorporate a direction i've been thinking of going with 3-D paper art (done on a much smaller scale for this show). what i'd really love to do are very large installations of folded paper, cascading down from ceiling corners and things, like silent creatures of my own making. maybe someday i'll find the time and space for that, you never know.