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nga artist interview: helen shirk

The National Gallery of Australia has an interesting collection of artist interview videos, including one with acclaimed American metalsmith Helen Shirk.  I have renewed hope – Shirk says that new breakthroughs are common around the age of 50.  Guess who is turning 50 this year?

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[private_archives]Watch Helen Shirk’s interview here – you can watch all of the interviews here.

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Violet Hood Commemorative cup XVIII, copper, patina, coloured pencils


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willard wigan: less is more

Willard Wigan is dyslexic. When he was growing up his teachers made him feel small. As he explains in the video below, they made him feel like he was nothing. He began sculpting tiny houses for ants in an effort to escape his learning difficulties.

Determined to help others understand that nothing doesn’t exist – that less is often more, Wigan became proficient in the art of micro-sculpture.

Each one of Wigan’s micro sculptures fits inside the eye of a needle and can only be seen under a microscope – the very patient sculptor sold his collection for 20 million dollars. That’s not nothing.

More on his website here.

keith newstead: top-notch automata

Automata artist Keith Newstead’s step by step record of his first Steampunk Automata is now a book, available on blurb here. I love this – both the automata and the idea of self-publishing a book!

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Keith Newstead’s Steampunk Automata

 

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A Steampunk Romance

The video below shows the automata in motion and gives you a good sense of this man’s genius. Click this You Tube link to see two dozen video clips of Newstead’s other automata.

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