Hanging an Exhibit at a coffee shop

This is the first time I have exhibited my work at coffeehouse. Sweewaters Cafe on Washington St in Ann Arbor, MI is a great space.

Founded in 1993 by Wei and Lisa Bee in downtown Ann Arbor. They now have locations in several other States.20180819_0827221535943657.jpgIt can be challenging for a 3-D artist to transition to wall hanging pieces. The 15 works on display here are the most I have ever created.

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Designing narrative figurative sculpture in boxes is not new for me. I have enjoyed the process of mixing my sculpture with other media and found objects from the beginning.

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In the last two years I have learned to enjoy creating relief tile pieces like those above. This process is like drawing and allows me to complete work more quickly because of the smaller surface area and the faster clay drying time.

I am hoping this exposes my work to a wider audience and possibly generates some sales or commissions.

I would  love to learn other clay artist experience with untraditional exhibit settings.

 

 

 

 

 

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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