Julie visited the LCM and asked to see some of the archival elements in the basement, and instantly was inspired by the details of computer memory cards and the opportunity to incorporate the components of the museum’s collection into the piece.
Julie met the museum’s director, Lath Carlson & assistant Rob Schmuck randomly and creative ideas sparked immediately! Lath, whom also has an affinity for glass and a history of hosting the Glass Art Society at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA gravitated to my work and asked Julie to submit a proposal.
I loved how this project included my best skills as a glassmaker integrated with the highly technical and specialized components of computers. I learned that the computer memory cards are hand woven copper textiles with hand-soldered silver. They look like giant sequins from an Indian sari or something unexpected from a computer.
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CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.