Friday, March 21, 2008

Kathleen Crabill: Undergraduate Forum Nominee

"Chomp"
I am a serious hand puppeteer.

"Out and About With Pete"
I made this piece so that I could take my fish, Pete, with me on day trips. He often gets bored and lonely sitting in his tank all day. When I come home he always swims around excitedly. He really enjoyed going to school with me.
"Protection"
This piece was a device to protect and house seeds. I feel that seeds are symbolic of potential and new life. They are so beautiful, vulnerable and valuable that I felt the need to build them a home in which to live until they are ready to sprout.

"Fungus Drawing"

This piece is an exploration of drawing in three dimensions. I use blown glass tubes to create drawings on the wall that seem to hover above the surface. I am inspired by fungus and growth.

Kathleen Crabill is an undergraduate artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Department of Craft and Material Studies.

6 comments:

blog pixie said...

That ring is badass!!!!!!!
Want!

eyembradnow said...

Is "Out and About" glass??? How fragile is that piece? I love the idea of adornment that allows you to take a fish walking with you ... You should take it to the dog park and just stand there ... maybe throw a ball up and down in front of your fish ...

LindsayHeyHey said...

Kathleen,

Your work is fabulous. I would love to see more!

Kathleen said...

Hello, thank you for your comments! Yes, "Out and About" is glass. It is very sturdy though. The weight rests in a way that does not stress the glass.
I have gone outside with him, he seemed to enjoy it... but being in direct sun is too much.. shade is good though!
I will have a website soon, to show the larger body of my work. Thanks for your support!

Fiona Ross said...

Kathleen - do you make prints of your photos with Pete in "out and about"? I would love to get one...
F.

Kathleen said...

I would be glad to sell you a print, Fiona!