The Affordable Art Fair is returning to Seattle for its second year. The AAF is an internationally recognized art fair that produces exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, Milan and London. These events allow new and established art collectors to view, in one location, the works of emerging and established artists. Moreover, all of these works are under $10K with most coming in under $5K by rule. The AAF presents a great opportunity for us to work with galleries from our region and around the world. What is better is that it opens the door for new collectors to enter the market and established collectors to view works of great pedigree.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
This is what the side would eventually look like. The whole idea of the bench was to be classic and antiquated in the back (the claw foot) and modern in the front (clean line maple).
More fitting and mock-ups...
I had to make a template based on the shape of the fireplace guard. It was not easy as the fireplace guard was not symmetrical, but the bench needed to be. Clamping the round edge was no picnic either.
This got really tricky as I had to keep the legs parallel to each other and perpendicular to the bench top as I clamped the sides on. This is some serious duct tape and peanut butter stuff here, but it worked until the glue set up.
Here is the bench pre-sanded and pre-stained. Now the fun stuff starts...
I wanted the back to be black and the front to be more stained wood. I dyed the entire bench with a black aniline dye. After it dried I sanded the wood back where I did not want the black to be.
Here is the backside after the dye and first sanding.
Erik Hall, "Beast", Leather Wood Iron, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
We recently took a trip to Los Angeles and spent a day with sculptor Cheryl Ekstrom getting to know her and her work. It was easy to loose track of time once we stepped inside. Every corner of her space seemed to tell a story with plenty more for you to discover on your own. She is an exquisite woman and artist. We are thrilled to have a show scheduled with a selection of her work opening July 11th, 2013.
View the video of the making of this bronze piece "Misplaced Heart With A Wolf At Her Back"
Large Beanbag Sculpture- Stainless Steel