Sunday, May 4, 2014

a Mrs. name necklace request

a customer recently requested a Mrs name necklace with capital letters and it was so much fun to make! recently married, she is happily enjoying being a Mrs! it made me think that this would be a clever necklace to wear on the wedding day, after the ceremony.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tanner Airlines Junior Flyer

Eric Tan's solo FLY show at Gallery1988 features 15 witty limited edition silkscreened travel posters. Cohesive to the theme, Eric transformed the gallery into the 'Tanner Airlines Reservation Center', complete with Tanner Airlines model airplane (by Eric) and junior flyer wings. He approached me a couple months ago with his wings design to see if I could turn it into pins. Lucky for me, he already had the design, size, pin back style, and metal preference in mind (an ideal client!). I fabricated the prototype and, voila, we then reproduced a collection of Tanner Airlines Junior Flyer wings!!! He announced that the first 30 people to purchase prints at the opening would receive their wings. True to their name, Eric's prints and pins went flying out the door! It was such a fun project to work on and Eric is truly an amazing artist.

Wings are bronze with a magnetic pinback.

Eric Tan at Gallery 1988

Last night was the opening reception for Eric Tan's solo show FLY at Gallery1988 on Melrose in Los Angeles. FLY showcases limited edition, silk screen prints based on the travels of Eric Tan, complete with model airplane and wings for Tanner Airlines. He is an incredibly impeccable artist who has the knack for combining style and sophistication with humor and wit. This is not an easy feat, as many creatives know, but Eric does it with seemingly effortless ease. 

Below are some of my favorites. The show is up until July 20th so if you're local to LA then go check it out! Nothing beats seeing the prints in person, plus you can purchase one there. (There was a line of people waiting to get in!)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mind's Eye Design Studio and The A21 Campaign

Over this past weekend, I helped Mind's Eye Design to install a large floor-to-ceiling vinyl design for The A21 Campaign. It was exciting to see the project come alive from start to finish. I love the contrast of dark grey and white! 

For other vinyl decals see: Put-em In The Wall or contact Mind's Eye Design for custom inquiries. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

the grandkid bracelet

a few years ago, my mom requested a bracelet with her grandkids names on it. i decided a bracelet with chain would work well since...who knows how many grandkids there will be! it started off with kason and marcus. i recently just added maya.
i draw the script and then hand pierce (saw) each name in sterling silver sheet metal to create their names. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Location: Connecting People, Connecting Stories

"Location: Connecting People, Connecting Stories" is a Kickstarter project that one of my close friends, Jennifer Carland has launched. I met Jenn in graduate school back east and instantly bonded over our passion for reading books, making excursions to Boston, and searching out Indian and Vietnamese food. Our paths crossed in the small town of New Bedford, MA and we have continued our friendship from coast to coast. 
Jenn is an amazing artist, sculptor, and metalsmith who has the ability to combine personal and social issues within her work. She has personally been through so much and I am constantly amazed by her strength. This project will help to commemorate the life of her late brother Justin. Please support her project to create abstracted maps inspired by the travels of Justin and, in return, you can receive a beautifully abstracted map that reminds you of your own travels, experiences, and memories. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

'Geometry and Friends'

'Geometry and Friends' is a group exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center with works by Antonio Beecroft, John Dembski, April Kawaoka, Daniel Man, James Melinat, Christine Nguyen, Pam Posey, Andre Woodard, and Michael Wysong. 
March 16 - April 6, 2013

April Kawaoka
April Kawaoka
April Kawaoka

April Kawaoka

April Kawaoka

Antonio Beecroft

Christine Nguyen
Christine Nguyen
James Melinat