Tech Shop, a membership-based Raleigh workshop full of machines (many of which I had never seen or imagined), ideas and very creative people, hosted a 'Play Day' for the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild yesterday. We got a tour of the buildings, including the aforementioned machines, participated in a group activity, and got to play with some of the materials they had on hand.
Here's a sculpture I made, from cast off wood pieces from various member projects. Suprisingly, since I've never done something like this before, I really enjoyed making this from things other people had discarded.
It has a whimsical, and sort of tribal feel to it, I think. I had been planning to add color or pattern to it with either markers or paint, but the more I see it, the more I think I should leave it alone. What do you think?
And, it's a piece in search of a title. Any suggestions?
One of our guides, Mark Plaga, who works in a variety of media, took a photo of me with my piece, and you can see it here. Go check out his work on his Flickr pages (there is a lot to see!).
Thanks to Guild member, Ilona, who suggested this Play Day. It was a fun time, which opened up a whole new avenue of creative endeavor for me...hmmm, 'wonder where this adventure will lead?