Tuesday, February 10, 2009

shapes from maine

this exhibition at the friedrich petzel gallery in new york looks kind of interesting -- the idea behind it interests me, anyway, as well as the vaguely industrial/patterned look of dozens of copper cookie cutters lined up in rows.

the artist, allan mccollum, had only been to maine once, but

"He became attracted to the pride Maine's inhabitants take in the traditions of homecraft, and decided to research artists and artisans of the state who offer custom creations to the public through maintaining their own websites, and who run small businesses out of their homes."

besides the cookie cutters, the exhibit includes wooden scrollsaw ornaments, rubber stamps, and hand-cut silhouettes.

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