Crafting Light: Custom Lighting Design by Adam Jackson Pollock and Fire Farm
“I started recognizing light as a medium in and of itself,” recalls artist Adam Jackson Pollock, whose career in custom lighting design grew out of his early years in photography and stage lighting. Fascinated with the ways light can alter or even create an environment, he says “I realized you could use it to paint emotion and experience into space.” Pursuing the notion that lighting designs can fulfill additional environmental needs, Pollock’s recent projects take responsive design to new levels.
Art as Translation: Konstantin Dimopoulos’ Art Installations Tackle Complex Concepts with Visual Language
“Trees don’t care if they are blue,” says conceptual and social artist Konstantin Dimopoulos discussing his wildly successful environmental art installations, The Blue Trees. “They just don’t want to be cut down.”
Telling Stories: Gordon Huether’s Large-Scale Installations Tackle Time, Space and Identity
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself stuck in traffic with Gordon Huether, your very perception of time and space may just be altered. “Everyone has sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic,” the sculptor says by way of explaining his fascination with nature’s effect on man-made objects. “Maybe at some point you’re behind a beat-up old truck. And maybe it has stains and rust patterns on it.” Or take for example the weeds pushing up a poured sidewalk, he continues, or bird droppings splattered along an exterior wall. “Humanity is so preoccupied with making things, manipulating things,” he says. “But nature has a way of taking things back.”
Form, Flow, and Essence: Rosetta’s Bronze Animal Sculptures Capture Grace in Motion
Years before she cast her bronze animal sculptures, Rosetta had been honing the “stylized realism” that characterizes her work. A… Read More
Collaborating with Nature & Science: The Eco-Art of Stacy Levy
“I think art can play a much bigger role in solving environmental issues,” says Stacy Levy, whose eco-art harnesses the natural forces of rainwater, plant roots, and microbes to help tell the “ecological story” of a site and create solutions for storm-water and water pollution issues.
Bronze Sculptor Jean Jacques Porret’s Intuitive Approach
Most of Jean Jacques Porret’s abstract contemporary sculptures begin with a simple sketch, even sometimes just a scribble. If the… Read More
Many Parts Create a Whole: Susan Wink on Engaging a Community in Interactive Public Art
Don’t be surprised if you find Susan Wink hosting an open meeting or free workshop if she designs public art… Read More
Suspended Memories: The Indelible Work of Terry Welker, FAIA
Please stare. That’s the behavior Terry Welker wants to encourage when it comes to his artwork. “Mobiles allow people to… Read More
Piecing it Together: The Singular Sculpture & Career of Linda Leviton
If there's a current that runs through the career of metal sculptor Linda Leviton it's that she seeks harmony in the combination of opposites. From her early days as a graphic designer to her present, well-established career as a professional artist with hundreds of national commissions, collections, and awards under her belt, Leviton has created works where visual tension resolves into a harmonious whole.
Pedal to the Metal: The Swift and Remarkable Career of Sculptor Joe Gitterman
Somebody needs to pinch Joe Gitterman. A lifelong metal sculptor who created pieces for his own enjoyment, it wasn’t until… Read More