Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dan Dailey: Glass Art

Dan Dailey



Dan Dailey



Dan Dailey



Dan Dailey



Dan Dailey



Dan Dailey



American visual artist Dan Dailey has simultaneously produced sculpture and functional art with an emphasis on lighting since 1970. Made primarily from glass and metal, every piece of work begins with a drawing. Dailey's drawings and the objects they inspire depict human character and the world we inhabit, with many familiar forms rendered iconic. Dailey's myriad series explore extraordinary concepts with a broad range of themes and styles. These attributes and his forty years of achievement and recognition have made Dan Dailey a prominent artist in the history of glass, and unique among American artists.
Dailey was born in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of ArtDailey received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where he founded the Glass Department in 1973. He has taught at numerous schools including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and he has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Dailey's emphasis on the individual development of his students' sculptural concepts has defined his approach to teaching. He now works in his New Hampshire studio with the help of a staff of assistants.
Since 1971, Dailey has participated in over 250 group, juried, and invitational exhibitions, and has had numerous one-person museum and gallery exhibits including a major retrospective at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. He has completed more than 70 architectural commissions for corporate headquarters, hospitals, municipalities, a county courthouse, a performing arts center, and private residences. His work is represented in over 45 museum collections around the world. 





Thursday, March 30, 2017

Excercises to Loosen Up After Prolonged Sitting

























The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames



Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames



Charles Eames 



 Ray Kaiser Eames



The OOP six-DVD box set of "The Films of Charles and Ray Eames" currently commands a stout "collectible price" online, but I managed to wrangle up a set via auctions of individual programs (sans box) at a great overall price today. I can't wait to watch them!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gordon Pembridge: Hand-Turned and Hand-Carved Wooden Bowls

 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge



 Gordon Pembridge




Hand-turned and meticulously carved wooden bowls by Gordon Pembridge...

Born in beautiful Kenya and now based in picturesque New Zealand, artist Gordon Pembridge has been lucky enough to have a lifelong relationship with nature. As a painter and woodworker, Pembridge often looks to his surroundings for inspiration, which has culminated in an oeuvre that incorporates elements of natural history and portrayals of local wildlife. A prime example of such work is Pembridge’s striking series of hand-painted, carved wooden vessels.

Each work of art is created through a woodturning process -- a sculpting technique that employs a lathe to shape the timber. Once Pembridge has achieved his desired shape, he meticulously hand-carves the wood into ornate, fern-like patterns, which he then paints and decorates with foliage, animals, and other natural motifs inspired by his two homes -- Kenya and New Zealand. Brightly colored and featuring elegantly intricate incisions, it is hard to believe the sculptures are crafted entirely out of wood.

In addition to woodturning and painting, Pembridge also dabbles in a myriad of other forms of art, including photography, graphic design, illustration, and engraving. Though his mediums may vary, his love of natural history remains a consistent muse throughout his work.