Open Studio Sneak Peek/Thurs.

Steel Tiles
Steel Tiles, sealing with multiple layers of lacquer, ©Joan Waters 2012

Sneak Peek of new work to be shown at Saturday, Feb. 11th Open Studio~Many, many layers of lacquer are applied to the tiles after they are welded free-form (hand-drawn with the welder), ground, patinaed, and polished. Shown are 4 x 4-inch and 8 x 8-inch sizes.

Open Studio Sneak Peek/Wed.

Steel Tapestries
Steel Tapestries ©Joan Waters 2012

Sneak Peek of new work to be shown at Saturday, Feb. 11th Open Studio~Strips of hammered, welded steel are layered onto oxidized panels, to be hung singly or in groups. The blue colors are created by the heat of the welding process. Since I’m using my “Steel Tapestry” theme as inspiration for a guest artist project with Seton Catholic High School students, I felt inspired to revisit this theme from a series of 2006 sculptures. To me, the most recent sculptures seem to embody more color and spontaneity from the welding and fabrication process.