East and West

Maybe others can fill in the blanks here. It’s fun to look at the works of Danqing Coldwell. Apparently there was an article about her in the February 2000 Jewelry Crafts magazine but I missed it.

The artist moved from Beijing to Tokyo to Oklahoma…an interesting story which plays itself out in her found objects, metal and clay collages. Enjoy the pictures and we’ll fill in the rest of the story as we discover it.

On the Fritz

Joyce Fritz is one of those polymer artists without a site (sigh). Luckily Susan Rose found Joyce’s work in the Niche Magazine catalog and brought it to my attention. Joyce is famous for her exquisite bugs…take a look.

Friday’s post and video clip generated a lot of interest. As SL Savarick points out, the video is from an up and coming studio in NYC called 1st Avenue Machine. You’ll be seeing a lot of their work, I’m sure. Here’s how RES magazine describes this piece which is the video for the music "Sixes Last" by Alias.

Reflecting Arvind Palep’s fascination with the disappearing boundaries between organic and constructed life, the video questions the long-term effects of widespread genetic engineering while simultaneously creating a gorgeous array of futuristic life forms. …the clip depicts strangely familiar, remarkably active plants with perfectly formed petals and stems, moving to the song’s beat.

Polymer Meets Photoshop

It’s a weird Friday so I’m going with this theme…weird. Organic meets polymer clay. The effects are computer-generated but it looks very much like polymer.

Doesn’t this short video (click here and then press the arrow to start it) just remind you of FordForlano pieces? Lindly’s pods and tendrils? Jeffrey Dever?

The new Google video stuff is exciting and I’m absolutely thrilled at the possibilities. Hang onto your hats, ladies and gents, there’s some interesting stuff ahead.

A mind-stretching Friday. Call me crazy. Have a lovely weekend.

Another male in our midst

Jon Anderson’s "FimoCreations" is an Arizona family business that’s been around for over ten years. A prolific artist, Jon’s animal sculptures appear in galleries all around the country. His animals are densely covered with exceptionally intricate cane work in muted colors.

His work is nicely photographed on his web site and it’s a pleasure to browse. Thanks to Robin Johnston for bringing the site to our attention.

Self Portrait

Just for grins….Dan Cormier’s self-portrait "Astronaut Inro" was made for the "Moves in Polymer Clay" invitational at The Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut in 2003. The space boy is Dan at age 6.

This is the most complex and ambitious inro project Dan says he’s ever tackled. It even has its own ‘flying saucer’ display stand, complete with glass bell jar astronaut chamber and 2.5 rpm motor.

"Astronaut Inro" open shows the four interlocking chambers, and the helmut lid.

Read about Dan’s recent work and upcoming classes in the current issue of PolymerCAFE.

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