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2016 Mission: Bringing back the METAL!

What a head-banging start to the new year already!  We’re on a mission to bring our passions with a vengeance: hard rock, heavy metal and motorcycle riding culture back into our lives and art. Big dreams and plans for new designs that come full circle to where this journey started: wearable and sculptural kick-ass art from Artwork Cubed! Speaking of, here are are some of my coolest custom pieces:

We started by checking out a set by metalcore band, Play the Victim, to welcome into the family our new 19 year old, vocalist nephew.  Great set at Rocketown in Nashville and proud to have another metalhead in the clan! Check out this track  http://playthevictimtn.bandcamp.com/track/catalyst and show ’em some love on their facebook page.  Gotta keep an eye on the up-and-comers!

This week we raged on at Lamb Of God’s “Sturm und Drang” tour with the mighty Anthrax at Marathon Music Works.  KILLER show that also included the band Power Trip who put in a thrashin’ performance.  Next month, the relentless, “Repentless” SLAYERRRRRR!!!!! https://www.wmarocks.com/events/detail/slayer-2016-wma. Shout out ya’ll to let us know you’ll be there and we’ll hook up!

We’re on the prowl for future show dates and scheming ways to connect with YOU…we and 68 Artwork Cubed initiates did some major connecting at the July 2015 show.  Here’s the coin (logo on reverse) they all got and me, post-show, with a sample of some of the love…washable ink stamps of my logo, one for them…68 for me!

We need you to continue to connect and inspire with us to create awesome new designs to bring to the Nashville metal community. We know you’re out there! Help us bring the 2016 metal evolution and let’s ride!

 

 

Sea and Sky

Day 5 of the Facebook challenge:  Thanks to Randy L. Purcell (http://www.randylpurcell.com) for giving me the opportunity to reflect on my practice through this process of self-curating.

Together these pieces represent: 1) my progress toward a more holistic treatment of my primary creative materials, 2) my love of the ocean and beach and, 3) my concern over the ongoing struggle to provide clean water to all of earth’s citizens.  Water covers nearly 3/4’s of the Earth’s surface yet access to clean drinking water eludes millions of human beings.

The physical properties of water and glass share some similarities.  A liquid at room temperature water becomes solid when frozen, and vaporizes when heated, rising to the sky to return to us again as a liquid.  Glass also changes according to degrees: at lower temperatures it presents as a solid but becomes viscous when exposed to extreme heat.  In addition, sand is one of the main components of glass.

“Low Tide” contains both sand and glass beads.  In keeping with my love of metal the glass pieces in “Water, Water”…” are made blue with the use of copper inclusions.  Finally, “Turquoise Sky” is made of tiny, fused glass beads which allow water to flow through as it does in nature, back to the ocean.

Thank you to all who took the time to read.  This has been a fun journey and I look forward to what lies ahead.

New Work: Water, Water Everywhere…

Hey Cube’sters!  Just finished a new piece today.  It’s an 8″ x 8″ x 3/4″ deep “sample piece” I’ll ship tomorrow for an out-of-state juried exhibit. If I am chosen to participate I’ll go into production to make the required additional 19 original works within my chosen theme:  “Water, water everywhere…nor any drop to drink”.  My installation will be a visual reminder of the vital role that water plays in all our lives and a reminder that although approximately 3/4’s of the Earth’s surface is covered in water roughly a billion folks still lack access to a clean source. Because glass is neither a solid nor a liquid it behaves differently when exposed to different temperatures so it serves as a perfect representation for water, which also changes forms depending on temperature and conditions.  And as you know I’m a metal-head in many senses of the word; the blue color and bubbles within the glass resulted from thin copper being fired between the layers of glass.  The sides are covered in silver leaf and I’ve also included some re-purposed shim stock for that industrial feel.  So without further ado, here are a couple of pics:

Water, Water Front ViewWater, Water detail sideHere’s to Artwork Cubed meeting Art Squared!  Stay tuned for the results and wish me luck!