Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Art in a Box Show at the Compound

Ben Belknap ceramic sculpture

From art in a box:

"Art in a Box Exhibit and Handpick
at The Compound Gallery!
(July 10th-August 8th)

"What does this all mean? It means that all NEW and RENEWING subscribers can pick their piece right off the wall! We only offer this opportunity a couple times a year, so don't miss this!

"Work will be up from July 10th-August 8th in the Artist's Gallery. Even subscribers who are not about to expire can renew (and extend) their subscriptions and pick a piece off the wall. Check out what Art in a Box is all about! The Art in a Box Exhibit and Handpick will be in conjunction with the annual group show featuring The Compound Studio artists and 17 open studios. Too many reasons not to check this out. Better yet, stop by the opening reception on SATURDAY JULY 10th 6-9pm. There will be music, food, friends, and LOTS of Art in a Box to choose from."

So this is one of my pieces for the show. It wont last long....

Ben Belknap ceramic sculpture

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ArtStruct Art Doors by Yorgen Quent Kvinsland

So in the past few months I have been working on some ceramic heads to be installed in a custom door made by my old college classmate Yorgen Quent Kvinsland. The name of his company is ArtStruct and you should deffinately check out his website here. Here is what he has to say there about the doors:

"A front door is a focal point of a dwelling or building – it sets the mood for the inhabitant or visitor. Yorgen Quent Kvinsland founded ArtStruct on the belief that a front door is an often underutilized blank canvas for creative expression and personal enrichment. A front door should express the owner’s personality and individualism, create a lasting impression, and “set the mood” for the entire building. "

"The identifying signature of an ArtStruct art door is the wooden end-grain grid pattern constant throughout. Also unique to ArtStruct art doors is that sections of the grid can be replaced with original artwork, either from the ArtStruct Collection or introduced by the client. ArtStruct art doors combine fine craftsmanship with artistic expression. They are one-of-a-kind works, crafted from permanent, sustainable, and recycled materials."

So he asked me to make some ceramic panels with heads on them to set in with the woodwork. It took me a good amount of time to get them all done due to super busy schedule but I finally got them all done.
Here is one of the best of the head panels.
Ben Belknap Ceramic Sculpture
And here is a group of several of the heads:
Ben Belknap Ceramic Sculpture