Monday, October 1, 2012

Lost Wax. Musical Movements, Tinkering, Pilchuck Auction

The first week at Pilchuck as an Emerging Artist in Residence has been spent researching and planning in the best way I know how: compile, alter, and tinker. My fellow EAiRs are exceptional artists, and very knowledgable, and it has been great to observe their work process and discuss ideas and technical concerns with them. I look forward to seeing our shared studio space change as our individual projects evolve. Below are a couple snapshots of my work table, and some inspirations for the direction of my work:

My table.

The Vibroplex semiautomatic Morse Code paddle.

Caption reads: Edison listens to his wax cylinder phonograph at 5:30 A.M. on June 16, 1888. Genius, he said, was one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

The Berliner gramophone, circa 1894.

Check out the Pilchuck Annual Auction Catalog for 2012 online by following the link below. The Auction event will be in Seattle on October 12th. My piece I donated won a Juror's Choice Award. You can find it on page 110.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


For the next 8 weeks I will be at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, as an Emerging Artist in Residence.

I am very excited to take advantage of the amazing facilities here in this stunning part of the world. I'll be sure to post photos along the way.

For now, here are a couple images from a quick beach stop in Humbolt County, from my drive from the Bay Area to Washington:

Friday, August 10, 2012

more soon

Images coming soon from my most recent solo exhibition, "Wandering Home" in Seattle.
For now:

squares of light

I'm noticing a pattern.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

here now

this way.

I will never turn back.

a small space.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wandering Home

Here's a little something I made that relates to my upcoming exhibition in Seattle.

 by Juliana Wisdom
music and sound by Mikal Cronin.

 Searching for the definition of home, I use forms and materials relating to historical women's undergarments, comparing their themes of structure and privacy to those of a home. The idea of transience lead me to mollusks, and how so many of them are nomads, carrying their home with them wherever they go. The show, called Wandering Home, is based on my own recent move from Seattle. I took only what could fit in my little Toyota and drove down the coast to San Diego, staying briefly before packing my life into my car again to settle in the bay area. I liked the double entendre in the title, that "wandering home" could refer to a person who is wandering, or it could refer to the home itself wandering, in the form of a shell, or maybe just as a feeling.

If you're in Seattle, stop by the Robert Madsen Gallery between March 10th and April 14th to see 
my new body of work!