Monday, October 19, 2009

New Work - City gardening and pocket parks

Thought I post a few quick images of some new work. This piece was inspired by Pocket Parks - or community gardens that are planted on vacant lots within large cities where space for parks can be hard to come by.
Each 'box' or 'building' is 6 x 6" square and between 1 - 2" high. They are all mounted on a steel background that has been treated with a copper heat patina to give it that cool, moss-green color and texture.
Here are a few details...


the garden...

I got some helpful feedback on this piece during our recent critique, and I'm already excited about the changes I'll make in the next one.

That's it for now. Thanks for checking in!

Best,
Meagan
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7 comments:

Brian said...

Very cool work! Cant wait to see more.

ang said...

looking great meagan...love the lateral display and the concept...have a great year back at study too...

Nigel and Cheyenne Rudolph said...

meagan the work is looking great! it's different. now are the boxes steel as well? i really enjoy how the one is "blossoming" out of the frame. lots of depth and layered textures. really nice meagan!

Judy Shreve said...

This piece is stunning! I love the depth in your glaze work -- looks like a painting - not a glazed tile!

Meagan Chaney said...

Brian, Ang, Nigel, Cheyenne, and Judy - Thank You! I am pleased with the textures and glazes too!

Nigel, you're right. This piece is a bit of a departure from other recent work, but many of the ideas behind it are still similar. Who know where it will take me. There are still so many things to work out. The boxes are clay; stiff slab construction (which was also a new approach). So many ideas, so little time. :)

Rebekah said...

Hello Meagan,

I just wanted to let you know that I've chosen your blog for the Dream Blog award and featured you on my blog! Your work is so beautiful - I always love reading about it and couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with others again! Keep up the beautiful work!

Visit my blog for more about the award: http://treewingsstudio.blogspot.com/.

Congratulations on your award! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Rebekah

Meagan Chaney said...

Wow! What an honor! Thank you Rebekah!