Monica Banks shares her journey into the world of art, from her major intallation Faces Times Square, which hung in Times Square, New York, to porcelain figures and cakes. She explores the concepts that drove her to create her works, and also explores what it means to be an artist.
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Chihei - Playful Porcelain
BY ANITA WING YI CHU
@ VOL 16
ON MAY 25, 2013
Chihei is a community arts project combining the traditional art of handpainted porcelain with new and playful visuals. Anita Wing Yi Chu and Carman Ka Man Ching, 2 of the company's members, share some of their products and the themes behind them, as well as their community events.
WISP - Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings
BY BRENT MARSHALL
@ VOL 28
ON JAN 21, 2014
My Journey Sculpting with Light
Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.
Forever Weird, and Not So Clear
"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"
Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.
What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone
BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 12, 2016
Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.
Becoming Lao´s Clay Animator
BY SOULIYA PHOUMIVONG
@ VOL 4
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Souliya Phoumivong's presentation is about becoming the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation, "The first animation that I made was a figure of myself with a buffalo – one boy and one buffalo. No studio. I used the city as the studio and placed them around the city". He is the director of Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos.
Metalwork Art at Mojo Gallery
BY ROBERT MOJO
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 02, 2017
Robert Mojo gives a brief account of his life through his metalwork, starting from his first piece to his giant kinetic sculptures that are iconic throughout the Hamptons. He also describes his work with rebar, and opening his own studio.