As a photographer, one of my most rewarding jobs is photographing work created by other artists. As we discuss how to render their work visually, I get a special window into their intent and inspiration. It’s like a VIP backstage pass to an art show.
In Bobbi’s work, I love how exuberantly she explores what is possible with color, pattern and texture. Her journey as a painter is young, which fosters an exciting freshness. This set of photos feature Bobbi’s drawings and acrylic paintings from Spring of 2012.
Last week I shot an MFA show for one of my sculpture teachers, Lisa Rickey. Her piece, “Reflection,” is currently on display at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. She made the group of giant metal pillows by inflating flat stainless sheet steel (sealed on the edges) with pressurized gas. In Lisa’s work, I particularly appreciate her interest in unique material behaviors. In “Reflection” she uses the specular properties of stainless steel to create a sort of visual conversation amongst the pillows and their environment. I find it fitting that her orignal title was going to be “Pillow Talk.”