Prowling through ACC site, I came upon this dynamite transfer work by North Carolina’s Lauren Van Hemert, her "Ephemera Collection".
Lauren’s work feels completely different from most transfers I’ve seen. Perhaps it’s her heartfelt connection to the luggage labels and stamps plus her family’s immigration story that makes the work so powerful.
I’ll be rummaging through the American Craft Council site for the next week or so. There are two reasons for this. One, it’s full of the most mouth-watering, eye-popping new work you could want. And two, I’ll be out in Seattle playing with longtime polymer friends so I’ll need to dip into my reservoir of web tips and rely on my dear daughter to do the daily post.
Only touching polymer clay via Photoshop has left me with a bit of ennui. I know I’ll feel better when I get my hands dirty and act on some of the ideas generated by all this web surfing. Enjoying morning coffees in the hot tub with good friends will help immensely as well.
The work at left is from Deborah Banyas from the ACC show. There’s some more of her recent work here but it looks like her personal site is still under construction.