Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Update

My work was mentioned in the craft show reviews at

http://craftshownews.com/Brainfreeze/csnshowreview.php?amount=0&blogid=3&query=Philly

This is an interesting site.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HOLD THE DATE



Remember that you can see my new metal sculpture and jewelry at the:


Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, November 11th-15th, 2009
Preview Party: Nov. 11th
Open to Public: Nov. 12th-15th

NEW SCULPTURE PART III


Title: LOVE & TRUTH
(faith in Him through grace)
Subject: Floor Sculpture
Date: 2008/2009
Size: 39.5" x 32.5" x 14.5"
Description: cut, formed , torch-fired enamel on copper, welded, patina, steel.





























BELOW:
Showing The Sculpture in Progress

Details of work in progress and detail of completed piece.






Initial Enameling, Before Welding







Details of the Finished Piece (Top)


Detail of Finished Piece (lower areas)





NEW WALL SCULPTURE PART II

Title: FAITH IN HIM = FRUIT
(the promise freely given)
Subject: Wall Sculpture
Size: 24" x 24" x 1"
Date: 2007/2009
Description: cut, raised back, fold-formed copper, welded & torch-fired enamel, patina.

























Showing Detail up Close

Front of Forms (before welded)




Back of Forms (before welding)
















NEW WALL SCULPTURE

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Title: Untitled
Subject: FRUITS
(the promise & guarantee)

Date: 2008/2009

Size: 12" x 12" x 1"

Description: cut, raised back, fold-formed copper, welded & torch-fired enamel, patina.












ABSOLUTE LOVE
ABSOLUTE TRUTH
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Detail of Cross

Flowers from our garden showing His beautiful creation.



After two years, these have grown to be five to six feet high with enormous blooms.



Another favorite in our garden, hot pink is incredible.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Onondaga Mission Trip 2009

Recently I had an opportunity to be a part of the Onondaga United Methodist mission trip in upstate New York, near Syracuse. We stayed at a near by church basement, off the Nation lands.

We were assisted by several Nation members who attended the church and several Nation contractors who worked for the Nation assisting elderly, those who needed updated housing or repair work.



Below is a photo showing those who assisted from the Nation and my Pastor Rick Bender from the left. Without all the Nations support and assistance many United Methodist's would not have been able to make this mission outreach possible for the last several years.

We were blessed to have the opportunity to share in a traditional meal that the youth of the Nation make every year for their community; many shared stories and traditions about the meal. We left being thankful that we could make a difference and help assist in projects in whatever they needed.

Unfortunately, those who attended the church shown above will be uprooted temporarily, until the church is restored from a recent fire which damaged the basement where we had our lunches each day and met outside each mourning to organize groups for job sites and prayed as a group.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

UPDATE

I am very excited to announce that I will also be exhibiting and selling my new metal & jewelry at the:

2009 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show November 11th-15th.
Their web site is: http://pmacraftshow.org/

Preview Party: Nov. 11
Open to Public: Nov 12-15

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

UPDATE

In addition to showing my new work at Paradise City Arts in Philadelphia in May I will be at the: American Craft Expo, August 27-30, 2009

Location: Evanston, IL There web site is: http://www.americancraftexpo.org/

HOURS
Thursday the 27th Benefit/Preview Party (private)

Friday the 28th, 10am-9pm Open to The Public
Saturday the 29th 10am-6pm Open to The Public
Sunday the 30th 11am-5pm Open to The Public

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

UPDATE

Remember I will be showing new work at Paradise City in Philadelphia. Their web site is: http://www.paradisecityarts.com/

MAY 1st, MAY 2nd & MAY 3rd at the new Convention Center (Hall D)
(Preview Party April 30th will benefit the Avenues of the Arts)

Hours: Friday noon-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

My booth number is 118 on the outer Isle, on the far left wall, midway up. Hope to see you there.

Also I wanted to say my thesis work was published recently in Lark Books: 500 Enamel Objects
The book has wonderful examples of enamel work in all forms. Unfortunately they did not show the title of the installation it was suppose state:

Installation Title - FAITH: from the inside out

I rest in Him remembering His truth:

"For I am convinced that neither life nor death neither angels nor demons neither the present nor the future nor any powers neither height nor depth nor anything else in all of creation will be able to seperate us from the love of God!" (Rom 8:38-39)



Saturday, February 14, 2009

TO SEE BASIC HISTORY OF WORK & EXPERIENCES…SEE:

Http://kimluccielbualy.blogspot.com

THIS BLOG SHOWS MY CURRENT HAPPENINGS & STUDIO WORK.

Title: FAITH FREELY GIVEN
Subject: Choker
Date: 2008
Size: 1 x 4”dia. choker: 18” long
Description: fabricated sterling silver, formed & welded copper, torch-fired in enamels.


Title: FRUITS
Subject: Wall Sculpture
Date: 2007/2008
Size: 7" x 7" x 1.25"
Description: cut, raised back, fold-formed copper, welded & torch-fired in enameled.





Eva Hesse, SANS II (1968, Detail)

Since my backround is in metalsmithing, after I cut out the form in metal I just couldn't help but hand hammer the bottom to give it a raised arch. Each piece is hammered into a raise on the bottom. It seemed so meditative to do this, but I began to wonder after doing eight or ninty-some pieces what was I thinking?



Title: COVENANT OF FAITH
(freely given by grace)
Subject: Sculpture
Date: 2007/2008
Size: 39.5" x 20.25" x 15.5"
Description: formed copper, welded & torch-fired in enamel.
DETAILS
EXAMPLES OF TINSMITHING
I had spent a great deal of time looking at antiques in local stores for years since we live in Central PA. There are tons of great places and I decided to take my sketch book and look closely at forms that interested me. One day I ran across a popsicle mold that had thirty forms. I just enjoyed seeing the forms all lined up. Immediatley I saw it as the basis for some sculpture I was beginning to think about based on what I saw in local shops. One of my favorite shops is Dairyland Antique Center in Reedsville, PA. Before the owner sold the piece, Dave Sigler who has a booth in Daryland, was kind enough to let me photogragh the piece. I have some detail shots below.

Detail of Side


Detail of Top



The Original 30 Popsicle Mold Done w/Tinsmith Techniques

I began to really look at old tin molds and forms that interested me after I found this piece. I went back to sketch more items that interested me and came across different candle molds. So many different varieties and shapes. I bought several that I could afford and soon came up with the piece I am working on now. The last piece was very difficult to make since each piece was welded to one base sheet, torch-fired seperately then again as one piece.

I decided to use the tinsmith techniques and tools to make my next piece. There are twelve candle molds with a top and bottom tray. I wanted the seams to be done the same way as most of the antique pieces were made. The seam is hand hammered with a grooving tool to lock it together. No more welding there. There is more to come....I need to get moving...I have lots of work to get ready.

I have a show in Philly in early May at the Philadelphia Convention Center through Paradise City....May 1,2, and 3rd, 2009.

All are welcome. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I am not sure about how this works so bare with me, I am trying to get use to setting this up.

Laughing With My Husband Yusuf & Our Dogs