Posts Tagged 'Sculpture'

Joshua Hershman

I ran across this  today while looking up some other glass artists and was totally blown away by Josh Hershman’s work! Hershman creates cast glass replicas of many types of cameras and embeds photographic images in some of them by sandblasting the images onto the object and then applying enamels into the recessed areas. He then adds more layers of glass and then refires the entire form. The cast cameras are then perched atop tripods and in some instances the image that is in the camera has been printed and hung on the wall behind the piece.

Jersey Glass Art has a great write up of his work and I think they say it best:

“By taking photographs and joining them together with glass, he is able to link two diverse vocabularies into a unique sculptural vernacular. As these ideas and images connect, the natural play of light and optics inherently found in glass imitates the actual process of taking pictures and exposing negatives. Using the camera as a starting point for his creative process, he attempts to emphasize the beauty of its design and function by focusing on how images shape our memories, dreams and consciousness.”

As a glass worker myself who is interested in the interplay of using glass and photography together I think this is an amazing execution on the marriage of the two ideas. He is currently showing at PISMO Gallery in Denver Colorado and the images shown below are from his current show, Day Residue.  It runs from November 6-25th 2009 and I encourage you to check it out if your in the Denver area!

More of Hershman’s work and experience can be found on his website,






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Sarah Ogren


Berkley Illustration


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Tara Donovan

Okay, so Tara Donovan is not exactly an emerging artist… In fact she is quite established, but her work is amazing. And having recently revisited some of her sculptures I decided to share her anyway for those of you who may not know about her. I first found out about Donovan in Sculpture Magazine {the Dec. 05 issue}. Sculpture is a great publication put out by the International Sculpture Center, and if you become a member you get discounts on their periodicals, tools, supplies and services {which can include foundries, sculpting tool suppliers and more!}

So as an excited undergrad I first found her work in this magazine and was totally entranced by how stunning it was. {I’m sure you’ll agree…} Donovan uses everyday manufactured materials in her work like drinking straws, styrofoam cups and scotch tape, to create her large scale biomorphic sculptures.

She is represented by Pace Wildenstein, New York and by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Donovan is the recipient of the first Calder prize in 2005 and was a MacArthur Fellow in 2008.








Brie Ruais

Brooklyn based artist Brie Ruais sculptural works are a combination of found/collected objects and embroidery, weaving, and wax casts. Her works reflect a desire to connect with the community and the natural and metaphysical world and many of her works play on the interconnectedness of living things through the use of universal symbols.

More about her process from her website: “Working with embroidery, drawing, sculpture and found objects, I compose both floor and wall based installations that evoke environments and shrines. I use the aesthetics of spiritual practices in Shamanistic cultures to root the pieces in nature. The inherently labored, hand-made quality of embroidery, carved wood, and altered objects, and their arrangement with items from nature, stirs ideas of the sacred and ritualistic. For me, embroidery is a personal meditation on the parts of the whole, the pieces that make up a story, and an investigation into a historical craft of storytelling.”

See more works on her website:

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