Atlanta Summer 2012

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I created a rather large number of new pieces for the Summer show in Atlanta this year.  Worked with different materials for bases, different design pours, as well as new finishes.  Alot of… Continue reading

Joseph La Piana

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Joseph La Piana

Lines and text are my two favorite modes of expression.  Yes, a painting is beautiful and a photograph captures moments of life.  A sculpture is expressive and representational art is fascinating.  Dance and music are rhythms and movements of meaning but there is just something so great about delving into expressions through line and text.  Simple lines, and simple words, arranged to create a greater meaning.  Text and lines were always my best ways of working in undergrad, and I must say nothing has changed as I have moved away from those years in studio.  To give such definition and magnitude to a structure as simple as a line and one as a word is a special moment.  I see lines and texts as the fundamental pieces of our understanding of the world around us, and to stick with just these tools takes guts and courage.  To cry at the end of a novel, or to contemplate an assemblage of lines in a drawing, is to know that the creator has been able to reach out and make an impact.  This turning of lines and texts into something greater is a beautiful thing, and this is just what Joseph La Piana is able to do.

 

 

my obsession grows…

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What I would give to spend a month in this studio/shop:   Joe Niermann

from the vault

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Just a few images I found in the MOP file database from way back when.  Some of Kempster’s phenomenal ceiling designs on display. Ornate Plaster designs reminiscent of the Georgian Period. ~dm

some london loves

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keep calm and eat cupcakes

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Fortnum & Mason

One of my absolute favorite things in this world is getting the chance to visit new cities.  There is just something so great about experiencing a new place for the first time, all of the little discoveries excite me so 🙂  At the start of May I spent two weeks in London visiting my old roomie from my Ireland days.  The trip was fantastic and everything you would ever want to do in London we did.  Of course one of my main focuses was the Hummingbird Bakery (yes I hit up three different locations) and then Caitriona introduced me to a brand new one, Peggy Porschen’s, which, no pun intended, takes the cake. We even made time to have High Tea my last afternoon in London at the famous 

 

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Humpday Happiness

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Artisans to a “T” Flippin’ phenomenal work, perfection is clearly a passion of these two. And I love this man’s designs…

friday fun

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italian florette design

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