First Friday Exhibition at Ark of the Unicorns

Thank You ever so much to everyone who came out to the see Friendship-in-Progress: Tokyo X HNL at Ark of the Unicorns on First Friday. We appreciate your love of art and your support very much. It has been a busy couple of weeks so far as the Artist-in-Residence. In addition to my exploration of Figures in Wire Sculpture designs, I have had the opportunity to attend an art class in the community organized by Hawaii Craftsmen.

All of the other students, including the instructor of Hawaii Craftsmen’s Master Workshop w/Magdalene Odundo stopped into the Friends-in-Progress Exhibition.

Friends from Hawaii Craftsmen Workshop

Enjoying the creativity our guests bring into the space

Attendees bring their own creativity to the Ark :)

One of my earliest Charted Wire Crochet Figure Patterns originally created using Adobe Sketch on my iPad Pro, a work-in-progress photo, and the final wire crocheted piece:

Demonstrating and creating the third figure in progress, Woman in the Water. (Pictured in the Featured Image) Utilizing several blue shades and gauges of wire, it is only in the actual stitching of the piece that I find the best pattern and look I am wanting to show:

Stitch Demontstration

The ultimate goal as Artist-in-Residence is the design and creation of 3D Figures. The feature of using layers in Adobe Sketch allows me to explore several ideas at once within a single sketch and I chose to print all three to see if one pops out as better than the others. Size: 11 x 17 inches each.

Aubergine Indecisions

Being Goofy with Chloe Tomomi and Andrew in Chloe’s watercolor space. Find her work on Instagram: ChloeTomomi

Being Goofy w/Chloe

Chloe’s watercolors of shinrin-yoku and satori experiences were so beautifully created. Hung in gallery space in the simplest of ways made them easy for guests to see her depth of scenes through choices of colors and materials:

My friend Mia O also had beautiful work here at Ark of the Unicorns and we had a lot of questions about her mokuhanga, wood-block printing work. Many were curious about the paper she used. Her prints are on washi paper of varying thicknesses and varieties. You can follow her work on Instagram: Mia_O_pen

Mia O Mokuhanga

Follow Ark of the Unicorns for more of my Artist Residency adventures and future artists in this space in Chinatown Artists Lofts on Instagram: Ark of the Unicorns

Follow me on Instagram: StudioDeanna to watch my progress on Women in the Waves and my first foray into 3D Figure Wire Crochet Sculptures.

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