Reverence

By Tybre Newcomer

January 10 – February 22, 2014                         

I am interested in the idea of the endangered craftsman and the necessary skillsets required of using hand tools. When I use tools, they become extensions of my hands while continuing their legacy. My work is both a nostalgic look at the past, while also exhibiting how craft is used today.

By pressing antique tools into the clay, I am making a fossil record, a memory of the physical object. Slip-casting these same tools creates a facsimile of a tool, as by definition, a tool is a devise for doing work. As a result of recreating it from clay, I deny its function, thus limiting it as merely a devise for contemplation.

Through constructing environments for these objects, I strive to convey a sense of endearment and value; thus contradicting and transcending the inherent properties of the tool. This approach provides the viewer a context in which I illustrate my connections to tools, their history and the craftsman.

 

 

The Littlest Wiseman The Littlest Wiseman, a play pageant of the natvity, is presented as a Christmas Gift to... Little Women presented by Stolen Shakespeare Guild 1st WeekendDec 01, 2017 @ 08:00PMDec 02, 2017 @ 02:00PMDec 02, 2017 @ 08:00PM 2nd... Celebration of the Arts benefitting the FW Community Arts Center Celebration of the Arts I SAVE THE DATEMark your calendar for an evening of fun and join...