Sunday, November 02, 2014
Relocating from New York, sculptor, Michael Speaker recently acquired a studio at the Northrup King Building.
Michael Speaker’s signature sculpture style are animals or figures covered in wooden tiles that often open into a fall leaf desk with drawers in them. He also makes wooden sculpture covered in tiles as well as carved wood.
Some of Speaker’s work is cast in bronze. The bronze rhino, inspired by Durer, is a maquette for a full-size desk, similar in craftsmanship to the other animal desks.
Some of his work satirizes the business world which Speaker feels is needed these days. The inspiration for this part of his work is from dealing with the business of art, mostly around negotiating for commissions. Most of these pieces are in private collections …of businessmen. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States as well as commissions completed for private collectors.
For more information about the works of Michael Speaker, go to http://www.michaelspeaker.com or visit him in Studio 402B at the Northrup King Building.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Modern Midwest featured Emily Johnson of EC Design was featured in Modern Midwest along with her minimalist mixed metal wedding rings.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Custom Woven Interiors
Bringing color and design home with Rep weave
As a designer, Marshall takes a contemporary approach to traditional designs. In this beautifully photographed volume she provides insight into her own design process for working with the versatile Rep Weave technique. She shares her tips for finding design inspiration and translating that inspiration into a woven textile.
In Custom Woven Interiors Marshall presents 18 project sets of related items for every room in the home. Weavers at any level, designers, and anyone interested in contemporary fabrics for interiors will find this book a valuable resource.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Out of thousands of submissions, Chase Jarvis, one of the world’s best known photographers, selected this photo by NKB artist Dan Marshall as the winning entry in his Best Camera photo contest.