I've been working madly since returning from break, and finally, after a five-hour show installation, I have a bit of time to collect my thoughts and look back.
First of all, I'm in a group show in Oakland this week! The exhibition is titled "The White Room," and the reception is on February 19th, Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 pm at College Avenue Galleries. I'll be present, along with artists Hsiao Ai Wang and Devon Matlock, my co-conspirators for the show. Below is our show card!
You can find out more at our Facebook event page. That said, I wanted to share a few blurry iPhone pics with you (hopefully I'll have a new camera soon).
For one of my pieces in the show, I laser cut shapes from half inch acrylic, then used the cutouts as dies. Then I die-formed copper sheet on the hydraulic press and sawed out the shapes. I spent a good couple of days making enamel samples and listening to This American Life podcasts. After several false starts at enameling my die-formed copper pieces, I found the perfect combination of white. Then began the process of making the backing for each of the brooches.
I can't reveal much more, but I did finish 14 brooches in time for the show! And here's one last picture-- a picture of our graphic designer Jeff Lin installing the show title, "The White Room."