Putting my Anderson Ranch Studies to the test, I have been busy making the first new lace works and I want to share them with you! These are the first mid-sized works on the way to working larger in scale.
These works use three main techniques. This first vessel uses what I call gravity casting, which allows for free form shaping.
Gravity Vessel #1
12 x 10.75 x 7.75″
In the Memory Records below, I cast resin in a highly detailed mold, which was made at Anderson Ranch. Learning a technique used by my teacher, Lynn Richardson, I carefully remove the piece before it has finished curing, allowing it to deviate from its initially flat existence (I do leave some flat though). While from the same mold, no one piece is exactly alike.
each 8 x 8 x variable depth (1/8 – 1 7/8″)
For an installation, they would hang in concert, but be available individually. This is the one examples where physical lace or thread is not used, but represented as subject matter.
For the following works, I’m working with two casting techniques. The lace is initially cast over a form and then I use gravity casting to build additional layers and texture. Mm, mm, MMM. I do love texture.
Pillar of… (#1)
23.5 x 6.5 x 2.5″
Pillar of… (#2)
24 x 6.5 x 2.5″
each approx 11 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 3/8″; overall 11 3/4 x 40 x 2 1/2″