Lewton-Brain Foldform Award 2012
Artist statement: Inspired by an underwater forest of seaweed swaying in the current, the two part Candelabra can be arranged in various formations to sculptural effect. The rising elements combine Anticlastic and Synclastic forming with Fold-forming, to support the 8 candle cups at various heights. Height 45cm. Sterling silver.
Artist statement: The inspiration for this piece came from observing how plant life get their sustenance from the sun and reach out and respond to its energy. Fold forming was the key technique that I used in shaping the silver, the aim being to try and capture the energy of life that comes from the sun and the energy that is fully on display in the natural world. (Photo credit: Richard Valencia Ltd)
August 2012 on SueLacy Wired is dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, taking place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. To view the series, click category "5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference" in the far right column on this page.
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8/6/2012 10:21:53 am
Absolutely stunning....Thanks again for the coverage. Hope to be there next year.
8/6/2012 10:30:06 am
WOW! Stunning work. I love how the fold forming is being pushed into new territory.
8/6/2012 06:12:31 pm
Amazing work. Theresa Nguyen's piece is stunning.
8/6/2012 07:04:18 pm
Thank you for your posts during the weekend. I really appreciate it! I hope the posts will be up on your blog for a while yet to review. Beautiful pieces of metalwork.
8/7/2012 01:29:35 am
These are absolutely gorgeous! I love formfolding.. I have a LONG way to go until I create at this caliber. What an inspiration..
8/8/2012 04:05:16 am
Absolutely gorgeous works of art! I am just exploring fold forming and love it!
8/9/2012 03:21:04 pm
Wow. I am so blown away by the artistry and talent found here. LOVE the pictures and info!
8/12/2012 04:07:15 pm
The artistry and talents found here are amazing. The visions challenge my creative passion for metalwork.
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