Some of the remaining art from Journey to Terra Flora will be in the second room at Galeria Regina through October 26th. A new show, “The Mind’s Eye,” opens tonight, 5-9pm, featuring artists Kate Silvis, Sam Wethern, and Cameron Wethern. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve made. Hope to see you there!
This Amber Eyed Peeping Bloom always keeps an eye out for dreamers lost in slumber. Our internal landscapes are vast and complicated. We could all use a friendly guide in the upside down of our imagination. Where do you go when you sleep?
See all the weird things I’ve been working on, plus beautiful new work by @danielcurranart and @ryshu at Galeria Regina tonight, Saturday August 17th 5-9pm.
Cleaning up the seams and putting together the inside flower bits.The pieces were so small that, even with a pressure pot, I was getting air bubbles. I ended up pouring with the mold open, and topping it off after strapping it together. A little more clean up than usual, but those tiny chisels get the job done easy. Check out this and more at Journey to Terra Flora this Saturday, 5-9 at Galeria Regina.
Demolding the Blue Haze Bloom
This beauty has sold, but there will be more alien blooms for sale at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora August 17th, 5-9pm at Galeria Regina.
🖤🌖 Lunar Light Bloom 📸 detail
Photographing my work helps shift my perspective from maker to viewer. In the middle of a project, all I can see is potential and problems to solve. This last step of documenting turns it all back into magic. I get to discover new details, play with perspective, and think about all the patterns I’ve found in a lifetime of making things.
You can see all the new stuff I’ve been working on at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora at Galeria Regina Saturday, August 17th, 5-9pm.
️️ Solar Blooms, Fire and Ice
These are finished with color shifting chameleon pigments. I’ve been loving experimenting with all these different pigments and glitters. 🧪 The sparkliest kind of science.Come check it out at the encore reception, Saturday August 17th, 9-5pm at Galeria Regina.
🖤 Purple Haze Bloom
Tinted translucent resin with ghost chameleon flakes, layered with acrylic tints for shading, finished with a high gloss varnish.
Check it out in person at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora at Galeria Regina Saturday, August 17th 5-9pm. 🧬
Lunar Dusk Bloom detail
Finished with holographic powder and glitter, it sparkles rainbows in person. On view now at Galeria Regina, encore reception Saturday August 17th, 5-9 🖤
Sculpting part lines for the alien bloom mold
The bumps act as keys that lock the mold sections into place for casting. I drew vent placement on the clay, and cut them into the finished silicone to prevent trapped air.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night!
The show turned out great, and I’ve really enjoyed sharing it with you. It’s been fantastic collaborating with such hardworking talented artists @danielcurranart. Special thanks to @ryshu for planning and organizing this show on top of making awesome work and Galeria Regina for hosting another wonderful show. If you missed the opening or want to take a second look, the art will continue to hang through August, and we’ll have an encore reception August 17th. I’ll be posting more behind the scenes photos here in the meantime.
Green and Amber Eyed Peeping Blooms
See a bunch of wonderful new work by me, @danielcurranart and @ryshu this Saturday 5-9pm at Galeria Regina.
This is the underpainting for one of the holographic powder blooms
The colorshift pigment is translucent, but will really transform the finished look. I can’t wait to share them with you! Check it out in person at Journey to Terra Flora at Galeria Regina July 13th 5-9pm. @ryshu @danielcurranart
Blossoms waiting patiently for the art show. I can’t wait to take some good pictures of these! One of my favorite things about mold making getting to experiment with different looks on one sculpture. Each flower is a little different and completely one of a kind. These and more will be at Journey to Terra Flora, opening July 13th at Galeria Regina. Hope to see you there! Link in bio. @ryshu @danielcurranart
Demolding an alien bloom
Journey to Terra Flora opens Saturday July 13th at Galeria Regina. @danielcurranart @ryshu
Things starting to look like things
Process heavy art is slow at the beginning, but it’s worth it to take time to plan. I can’t wait to start color tests! But I will, because I have other work to do first 🤣.
Sculpting the inside of the flower
The white clay is a hard epoxy, the brown clay is a wax based clay that never hardens and doesn’t stick to things easily. This allows me to mold and cast the parts separately.
Tiny piece of a bigger thing ready for silicone
Progress on a flower sculpt with my new dust collection set up. 🌬 This one is so close to being ready to mold!
Starting something new
Epoxy clay works best when used in layers so that there’s a solid support to work against. To start, I made a core form with monster clay, covered it with plastic, and sculpted the flower upside down on top. After the clay cured, I used a rotary tool to refine the shape. Next up, I’ll sculpt the stem.