Jan 27, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

2012 Resolution: Defining the Protean Artist

Protean Artist:

 The term is one I am borrowing from the Sculptor Matt Dercole. In our conversations Matt & I have been describing a type of artist that begins with the idea/concept and then matches materials to that idea. While this may sound like Conceptualism we are in fact thinking of artists for whom craft/technique or execution of the work are as important as the concept. These artists easily cross traditional media boundaries while making their work.

 pro·te·an - adjective

1. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.

2. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba.

3. (of an actor or actress) versatile; able to play many kinds of roles.

4. ( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Proteus.


Oct 6, 2011


Theo Jansen's Strandbeest

Bone Chandelabra

Bone Chandelabra


Sep 1, 2011

Aug 24, 2011