Update from ISC Mana Resident Olga Alexander

At a time when categories or boundaries are being dissolved or at least blurred isn’t it peculiar that almost anyone outside of the arts still holds them dear! Me thinks it’s the work of engineers and coders obsessed with big data and algorithms, all wanting to analyze your next purchase, if not predetermine it, just kidding, barely 🙂  Continue reading

An Incomplete List of Observations: ISC Resident Shawn Creeden

Hi I’m Shawn. Among other things I am an interdisciplinary artist, graduate student at Portland State University, semi-professional horticulturist and (deeply honored) inaugural ISC artist-in-residence at Grounds For Sculpture.

I am so psyched to roam around, research and experiment over the next 6 weeks here in warm and stormy Hamilton, NJ. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences here on the Re:sculpt blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading

The Dual Life of Grounds for Sculpture: ISC Resident Nooshin Hakim Javadi

Last weekend, when I still couldn’t believe it, I arrived at Grounds For Sculpture park to start my residency. The first two days I was so amazed by the beauty of the ground, the landscape and the amount of works in the park. This amazement continued by the delightful hospitality of International Sculpture Center and Grounds For Sculpture staff during the week. After having the first breakfast with ISC and GFS’ staff I realized how much everyone is truly welcoming and excited to help us in our journey. Also I was lucky enough to be studio mate with the other artist in residence, Shawn Creeden, a free spirit artist who is a great participant in my adventures to see the night life in hidden corners of the beautifully designed landscape. Continue reading

Arts on Fire Festival in Scranton, PA

Spectators watching the Keystone Iron Works Iron pour with International Sculpture Center’s Jeannette Darr. Photo credit: Alex Seeley

On June 3rd, 2017, Keystone Iron Works participated in the Arts on Fire Festival along with Keystone College’s mobile glass studio, local artists, and the community. During the festival, Keystone Iron Works provided community members with the opportunity to create iron tile molds. These types of molds can be carved into and molten metal can be poured directly in. Several artists from the surrounding area also created larger molds to be cast in iron. As well as assisting with the iron pour. 275 iron tile molds were created along with 12 larger molds. Continue reading

I’m Too Hot to Make Art!

How to Mix Koolaid and Alcohol (detail)

As temperatures rise above 95 degrees, I’m hot, bothered and bewildered by everything!  At Mana I wish I had a skateboard just so I can, at least, occasionally, feel the wind go through my hair as I glide down the endless hallway to the bathroom, to the sink or even, gasp, the elevator. In my studio there’s plenty to keep me occupied but with the heat I have lost the energy; besides every time I go to retrieve anything from the floor, my head feels as though it will explode, what to do, I distract myself; I snack on junk, drink and well, breathe deeply. Continue reading

International Sculpture Day at Keystone College!

Left to Right: R.J. Pipeling, Camilo Herrera, Nick Nace

For International Sculpture Day we had multiple events at Keystone College. First, my 3D Design class presented their projects for critique. The assignment was to create a sculptural piece that was meant to fit on the body to create a specific focal point. The assignment is called The Body Extension. In order to prepare for this assignment my class studied artists like Rebecca Horn, Nick Cave, and Ann Hamilton. The class also studied the Manus X Machina: Fashion in the age of Technology exhibition that took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last summer.
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