Suspended glass lights with intricate lace patterns.
Title Quote: Poincare
Link: cathy mclaurin | what haunts.
Inspired by my own family secrets, what haunts… is an interactive art installation that explores secrets and their universality. Viewers respond and participate by reading and adding, in anonymity, their own – often-intimate – secrets to the installation. The varied secrets evoke sadness, horror, shock, humor, and reassurance. They “are riveting to read, telling stories of abortion, adoption, and affairs mixed with more universal confessions, like, ‘my heart is broken and I am terrified.’” -Cathy McLaurin
The installation consists of a wall papered with secrets and a booth where participants add secrets to the project. Written in pencil on hand-cut 4″x5″ newsprint rectangles, the secrets have the visual tone of a whisper, on an intimate scale. The newsprint yellows over time, evoking remnants of the past, old family letters, and nostalgia. The first 150 of the more than 2000 secrets in the project were collected by mail and exhibited in a 2002 exhibition at Artists Foundation Gallery in South Boston. The booth component was created in 2002. The spare wooden structure (6’9″x3′x3′) and muslin curtain create a private and meditative space – a confessional. Participants write and then deposit their secrets into a locked box. During the time in which the project is installed, I periodically unlock the secrets and add them to an adjoining wall. Thus, participants experience the power of having written their secret and then seeing it posted alongside those of previous participants. “Viewers often spend hours reading all of the secrets posted on the walls and often come back multiple times to view the project… what haunts… demonstrates how much people have in common and how common their secrets are. It is a snap shot of what makes us human and of the human condition.”…. -C.M.
“With an enviable dexterity, Luminary Warren Muller creates fantastic lighting sculptures from found, recycled, and salvaged objects. His novel approach to these cast-aside items results in work at home in environments both modern and traditional. Recent pieces are mostly by commission and often incorporates existing chandeliers and/or the collective tchochtkes of his clients.”
“Kit for writing a single letter contains 2-3 pieces of beautiful paper, a cool envelope and a couple of pretty stamps or labels for embellishment. Just add witty correspondence! Packaged ready to hang in a 9 x 11 1/2 cello sleeve. These will make a great display in your store.”
Title Quote: E. M. Forster
Link: mein™ inspiration.
“Noriko Yamaguchi, is a paper artist and sculptor, currently based in Berlin, Germany. Born in 1972, Japan, she graduated in 1996 with a Master of Fine Arts in Dyeing and Weaving, from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.”
Title Quote: Edgar Allan Poe
Link: Nacho Carbonell.
“Por las ramas” is a project who shows the analysis of how things are made.In this case inspired in the technique of wrapping I create a space in nature, where you feel protected as in a fetus, The perception of home is strongly linked to the material. Making your own cocoon we transferred our emotions, needs, into our shelter. Crafts make things more human.The look of this cocoon has a strong over-natural aesthetic.I want to expose concepts as: public and private or natural and artificial, creating a contradiction who leads the project since the very begining.For the construction of this cocoons I used bioplastics (used in agriculture, they disappear after one season). This is intended to be transitory. It will eventually be reclaimed by nature, but in return nature will provide benefits to nature and it will close the natural circle of live. This design is as an optical illusion.”
Title Quote: Tom Stoppard
“There are deep roots that keep this tree centered to the earth and reaching for the sky…just like our own family roots do for us…if we are lucky! I love this piece…it makes me stand taller and more centered when I wear it and you will 2!
This necklace is lovingly made of natural, whole cork (not the cut up, pieced together kind our school bulletin boards are made of), 2mm nickel-plated brass ballchain (30″ adjustable), industrial hardware and a science grade glass test tube.
This piece comes in a pine cube that has been recycled from its original purpose as a school hallway banister! It has been stained in natural, sanded, dilled and glossed just for you to keep your necklace in test tube handy!”
Title Quote: Shakespeare