Scott Blake's Resume - Barcode Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery American Art Museum will host its second Art-o-mat® swap meet on Saturday. Art-o-mat® Swap Meet. Public. · Hosted by Luce Foundation Center for American Art Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington. On Saturday, July 28, the American Art Museum will host Artists in Cellophane and the Art-o-mat Swap Meets. This program celebrates the 15th.
My primary medium is the fabric button. I design my own fabric to create unique pieces of jewelry and accessories. Making fabric buttons takes lots of cutting, patience, and teeny tiny parts.
I start every design digitally, and those designs are then transferred to fabric. It's important to me that I use only my custom fabric. It is what sets me apart, and it allows me to create unusual designs that haven't been seen before.
I also do small runs of hand sculpted thumbs and tentacles. I like working with Sculpey. I love working with the bright colors, some of which glow in the dark. I accent these tiny sculptures with enamel paint and bits of chain.
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They aren't functional; they are partially decorative and completely weird. My background is in printmaking and making reproductions of original artwork. I have a handful of illustrations that I adhere to painted wooden blocks. My goal is to put a little bit of my personality into something someone will enjoy. It has been a great venue for my work.
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I've received emails from people all over the country who got my art when they pulled the lever. I don't know of anything else an artist could participate in that would give them the positive national exposure that I've received as an Art-o-mat artist. The convenience, the multitude of options, the opportunity to empty out my change purse—what's not to love? Artist Clark Whittington from North Carolina has come up with a vending machine that may be the best one I've seen yet.
It's certainly the most figure-friendly.
Instead of stocking the machines with chips, candy, and soda, Whittington and the aptly-named Artists in Cellophane group create cigarette package-sized artworks to be installed in and sold from repurposed cigarette vending machines remember those? It should be said, too, that even the machines themselves are works of art!
Loyal readers of Eye Level may remember the Luce Foundation Center 's excitement just about two years ago when we received our machine. It has become a fixture on the third floor and a favorite among our visitors. This program celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Artists in Cellophane. Around 30 participating artists will be on hand to provide short demos of their work and mingle with you, fellow Art-o-mat enthusiasts!
The Luce Center will provide art and craft supplies so you can create your very own artpaks to swap with your friends and family. Recently, we snagged a few minutes of Clark's time to ask him a few questions about the Swap Meet. Where did the idea to do the swap meet come from?
Artists set up tables like a small crafts fair. That is when we noticed that artists would swap their arto work with each other and then go home with a small collection. In our 5th anniversary we had our first official swap meet.