Tonight after working some more on my piece, I took photos of some of my favorite work so far (no, I still haven't seen the whole building...). I started with my floor, #10, which includes a group of excellent ceramic sculptors. For scale, each artist has a wall 12' long by 8' high, to fill with work.
Leila Holtsman - this one is rust oxidization on steel, I think. Her AOM page talks about working in clay - which is what she usually does - so this may be a radical/experimental departure just for artomatic. She's one of the artists I'm really hoping to talk in person.
Novie Trump - Books! In clay! With stuff in them! And bird imagery!
For obvious reasons, we are fans of each other's work, although I have yet to meet her in person.
Elizabeth Kendall - I first saw this piece when I went in to paint my wall 2 weeks before AOM opened. Most of the floor was still empty, but she was already done, and I was really excited to see that I would be showing with such playful, beautiful and adventurous work. She's one of the ceramic artists, so what you're looking at is a bunch of clay circles threaded on long flexible rods, the other end of which are then screwed into the wall. The weight of the circles makes the rods bend down, and some of them are several feet long.
Carl made this excellent diorama. I don't know his last name, but he has done a series of Peep dioramas for the Washington Post's Easter competition. All of this year's entries are on display on the 10th floor, but Carl's - including Full Sugar Coating - are my favorites. I also think I worked with him last Saturday during my volunteer shift. There will be a Peep Diorama workshop for kids on May 31st and June 7th, and a reception to meet all the artists on May 31st. More info here.
Eric Celarier - Leon likes this work a lot, too. He wanted to know what each part did - much to my surprise, he recognized the pieces as being computer parts. Celarier has at least one other piece on the 10th floor, but this is my favorite. The colors work so well together that I find myself believing I could lie down on this and be as cozy as if it were a real rug.