January 6th, 2010

Welcome

Welcome to the blog section of my website- fresh off the press.  I’m excited to use this platform to fill in the space around my work with stories of inspiring artists and life experiences that affect the work I do.  I will also be posting various art events that I host, in particular my seasonal Light Sculpture Extravaganzas, so please sign yourself up on my mailing list, stay informed, and keep in touch.

I would like to kick it off with a fellow artisan that has steadily influenced my work since art school, twelve years ago; Chelsie Bush of Burnt Bearing Studio (Richmond, VT).

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Chelsie lives and works in Vermont, banging away on his blacksmith power hammers, blowing glass, farming with his family, and making impressive sculpture for his community.  His commitment to a very high level of craft, and his demeanor toward creating have left a permanent impression upon the way that I work and think about working.  It’s a combination of slow and steady, but always steadily working on something.  Every type of project, whether a custom stairway, an unusual lamp, his house, a row of corn, or a kinetic sculpture, is an integral part of his whole body of work.

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Through his artwork, Chelsie continually addresses our modern social dilemma- a critical analysis of our culture’s methods and attitudes.  When gazing at his backyard, filled with a lifetime of quality endeavors, I too wonder how we found ourselves so consumed with “smell” phones, television, paid vacations, greed, vanity, war, rush, rush.  Below is a picture of “Unplug the Drug”, a 14 ft long syringe filled with the static fuzz of 8 TVs.  This needle has rolled along at fourth of July parades, art installations, the town bakery, and is now sticking into the fertile soil of his backyard.

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The following is a link to some Burnt Bearing Studio projects some done in conjunction with Birdseye Building Co.               metal and glass work

3 Responses to “Welcome”

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  3. Otto Sims says:

    hahah ok so here is just how moronic I am, halfway through looking through your post I accidentally dropped my cup of coffee on my desk and shut down the internet explorer by mistake and I could not locate your page once again right up until 5 days later to finish reading through from the point i stopped at due to the fact I didn’t remember how I linked to your web site to begin with lol anyhow it was worth the wait..kudos :)

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