Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Squaring Illusion: 12x12 Artist Christie Owen

Guest Interviewer: Cayla Lewis

Christie Owen , Edmond
Christie Owen, Annecto, Steel, 12x12"
Q: Can you describe the process in creating your 12x12 piece?
Owen: I am utilizing the cubic space of 12″ X 12″ to create a steel sculpture. The process involves cutting steel rods, grinding, polishing and welding. From start to finish it takes about 35 hours.

For a step by step view of the process go to:

Q: What was the inspiration for this work?
Owen: I was inspired by the 12" x 12" dimensions and how that space could become a simplistic yet dynamic optical illusion.

Q: Is there a particular medium you are currently drawn to?
Owen: Steel. It is a powerful, energetic and durable medium. Working with steel is a primal activity. The physicality of the labor involved makes me feel balanced.

View and bid on this artwork as part of the 12x12 Art Fundraiser on September 28, 2012 along with food, fun and 149 other artists. Preview the artwork for the one-night event and purchase tickets here:

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