A year and a day ago exactly from today is the day that I started building up my ceramic studio. I cannot believe everything that I have got accomplished in that time frame. When I was younger, A YEAR always sounded like an eternity, which don't get me wrong it still is but now that I am a bit older the time does goes pretty quickly. I believe the highlights in the last year have been completing the studio as far as the set up, exploring and making a bunch of new designs, meeting people at art shows and seeing them own their craft, and not only getting an amazing studio mate to share the spot with but also getting an amazing friend. Annie Quigley, thanks for continuing to push me everyday!
This past Sunday I went to Angel City Brewery in DTLA to show and sale some of my lamps at their Beer Bazaar. The location and atmosphere was amazing. It was a fun time getting to meet a lot of new people in the art community and try a bunch of new beer that they make.
Although my work might seem like a decorative piece for a home, don't get me wrong, it is! But there is a little more than meets the eye.
I started my art career with oil paintings I would pick a random day in the future that had relatively no meaning to me and paint how the sky would look on that specific day. By taking the date and coordinates with the help of a virtual planisphere, I would map out a portion of the sky and reduce the distortion as much as possible.
Giving me the end result of something very interesting pictured above. I notice that I was missing purpose behind my ceramic work and wanted everything to have the same correlation of style and meaning behind it. So after I made a few test lamps that had some type of figurative element integrated into it, I went back to my foundation on where I felt like my passion was already apparent. I ultimately think my lamps are representing the same concept of my early paintings and my continuous search on how to fuse my purpose and a pleasing aesthetic for any everyday home.
My work is currently engaged in the exploration of the uncertainty of the future and how celestial bodies were used to determine what was to come. The natural forms of the sky inspire my work. I produces my lighted structures by taking the luminous spheres and unify their energy with allows us to see into the light that reveals the nature of things forever beyond our reach. Since light moves at ultimate speed, the presence that is emitted into space captures the anonymity that lies within the power of the Universe.
At the end of the month I will be selling my lamps in Downtown LA at Unique Markets. Come by and pick one up!
Unique LA was a blast! I met a lot of new people and it was so refreshing to see many young people on the hustle following their passion and introducing all of the fantastic things that they make for the world around us!
This weekend I will be at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Arcadia with my studio mate Annie Quigley of Quigley Ceramics. Come by and check out our work! We will also be presenting our collaborative piece we whipped up. It's gonna be sick!!!