Duck Tape Rover is Ready to Roll

 

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“Space Rover”, requested by Duck Tape Company for the Duck Tape Festival 2014. Completed May 15, 2014. On display in Cleveland, OH June 13-15, 2014.

After three weeks of nonstop work, the Duck Tape sculptures are ready to be shown in Cleveland, OH, next weekend!  Above, you’ll see the space rover in its final form.  What a relief it was to finish this work, especially after the deadline was literally cut in half!  We are lucky enough to have completed all twelve of the works on time and efficiently, along with safely loaded onto the truck to be taken to Cleveland.

If by chance you’re in the area or near Cleveland, OH during June 13-15, please stop by and see our hard work on display for the festival.  There will be a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy, and the event is certainly kid friendly.  Thank you to those who are continue to follow my artistic endeavors and for your support!

 

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Updated Photos and Videos

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Film Still from “Knit Knit”, a collaborative performance video with NipNip Zine, Cincinnati, OH. 2014.

Thanks so much for your patience during the time I was unable to update; the last few weeks were very busy with my own work and collaboration!  As of this moment, all videos and photos have been updated.  I’ve taken some time today to add photos to both the Sculpture tab and the Performance tab, which is most thrilling to me (as it’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to do a performative work!).

So, please take some time to look through those tabs, along with view the videos I’ve recently posted.  The first, you’ll find at http://vimeo.com/93627077.  This video is a collaborative work between myself and NipNip Zine, entitled, “Knit Knit”.  During this work I used my handmade 5ft long, steel knitting needles to knit and manipulate bike chain, along with various other forms of chain.  The video was just recently shown at Coffee Emporium, located in Downtown Cincinnati.

Other videos were added by viewers of my work!  Please take a look at Garry Glenn’s short snippets of my performance with the work entitled, “Hand-Wrought”.  There are four videos, and this is the link to the first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1tTOb2ul2A

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“Hand-Wrought” Performance at DAAPWorks Thesis Exhibition 2014. Performed on April 22, 2014.

Thank you again to all who continued to follow!  The blog has just reached 50 followers; although the number is small, I’m happy to see people are continuing to follow and show their support for my practice.  I hope to post more photos soon from the list of events I’ve set up for the next couple months before I relocate to Detroit, so please keep a look out.

 

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NipNip Zine Collaboration and Video

 

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Film Still from collaboration between myself and NipNip Zine, 2014. Shown on May 2, 2014 at Coffee Emporium (Downtown Cincinnati).

For those of you in the Tri-State area, please stop by tonight from 5-8PM and see the Crank Up Cincy Bike Poster Show at Coffee Emporium.  NipNip Zine and I have created a video together that you’ll surely love!

To view this video, please visit this link: http://vimeo.com/93627077

As for the other works I’m doing thus far, I’ll be updating soon to keep you posted on my progress.  Thank you for following!

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Art Photos Updated

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“Tortuous”, 2014. Knit Extension Cord.

The last few weeks have been rather busy due to the finishing of the semester, travels, and studio time.  However, during all the hustle and bustle, I was able to have my work that was fabricated in the last few weeks photographed!  You’ll find new works, varying in both scale and medium, under the Sculpture tab and Woobie Art tab.

Thank you so much for following my work thus far!  Please, if you have any questions, feel free to email me under the Contact tab.  You’ll also be able to find my resume, and my most recent thesis on my site, so feel free to look at those also.

Art On.

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Final Thesis Work

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In Process Shot of Senior Thesis Work: “Hand-Wrought“, 2014.

In the link below, you will find the final writings of my Senior Thesis from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Program.  Please, take some time to look over this document, as it explains my body of work over the last two years.  It also will give you some insight on the photo above, “Hand-Wrought”, my visual thesis project.  Thank you to all of those who have followed so closely!  It has been a lovely journey through the DAAP Program, and I’m very much looking forward to the journey that starts through this summer, Penland, and at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Art On.

Mackinley Motzer Final Thesis

Artistic Endeavors: April-September 2014

 

This post is a list of the various places I’ll be showing/making work during the months of April-September.   If any of you who follow are in the area, please try to stop by and support the other emerging artists with whom I’ll be showing!

First on the list (and current project): DAAPWorks 2014

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DAAPWorks Logo, 2014.

It’s absolutely amazing to me that my time in DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning) at the University of Cincinnati is almost finished!  The exhibition, DAAPWorks 2014, is a culmination of all the hard work that the graduating seniors from all departments have been working on over the last year.  There will be models and other work from Design, Architecture, and Planning, and two galleries showing the senior thesis works from Fine Art, along with the CAC showing the work of the Graduate Fine Art students.  The opening of DAAPWorks 2014 is April 22nd, from 5-9PM.  Please stop by if you’re in the Cincinnati/Tri-State area!

Second (A project I’m also working on): Duct Tape Festival 2014

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Work by Joe Girandola, Professor at DAAP, 2013.

The Duct Tape Festival is new to the area of Avon, Ohio, but has surely made a name for itself in the area.  This festival that is held during Father’s Day Weekend is a celebration of the tape that can do it all!  People from all over come to celebrate this product, participate in the free activities, dress in Duck Tape outfits, and best of all, to see our larger than life sculptures.  For 2014, the theme is “Out of This World”.  The sculpture students in DAAP who are in the Duct Tape Class have presented ideas to the Duct Tape Company, which are being approved and funded to be shown in the upcoming festival.  I am creating a Space Rover, with the help of my partner (Mary Baxter).  If you’re looking for fun Father’s Day (June) plans, come to Avon, OH for our “Out of This World” art!

Third on my list: Penland School of Crafts

51HTGPD2M4L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_I’m so happy to announce that during the weeks of July 5th-19th, I’ll be a studio assistant at Penland School of Crafts for the Screen printing on Fabrics class.  For those who are unfamiliar, Penland is a school dedicated to the arts and crafts skills that is located in North Carolina.  It has been running for around 75 years, and is about an hour Northeast of Asheville.  I’m very much looking forward to working with the Studio Coordinator and the students in the class to perfect our screen printing skills and create some lovely works of art.

Fourth (last but not least): Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Fiber Program

P1060274In my last post, I mentioned my acceptance to Cranbrook.  In this post, I’m thrilled to announce I’ve accepted the offer and will be moving to Michigan to attend their Fiber Program and earn my Master’s Degree.  The transition is very exciting; but I’m a little nervous for the move.  I intend to create as much new work as possible during my two years at Cranbrook, and continue to show my work as often as possible.  I’m excited about the potential following my work will gain upon moving to the Detroit area, which would add to my growing following in the Cincinnati/Tri-State area.

The opportunities I’ll be able to experience over the next few months (and in one case, 2 years) are better than anything I could have ever imagined for myself.  Hard work and an optimistic outlook can take you anywhere, and I’m surely happy as to where it’s taken me and my work.

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Leaving my Art in NYC

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In Process Yarn Bombing in NYC on the corner of Mulberry and Spring St. To be continued starting March 28th.

Today is my first day back in Cincinnati after a long weekend in New York City.  The time was spent visiting the majority of the major museums of Manhattan, exploring the smaller, local galleries along the grid, and lastly, leaving my knitting behind.

For those who are unaware, the term for this practice is “Yarn Bombing”.  Yarn Bombing began in the United States during the 1990’s with various knitters using their leftover or unfinished knits to cover areas out in the world.  One of the famous Contemporary artists today who is known for yarn bombing goes by “Olek”, and has made quite the career of covering everything from entire rooms to full length trains.  While my contribution was small to the yarn bombing world, I do plan to visit NYC again at the end of the month for a concert, and also to add more to my chosen area.

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“NYC, Let Me Keep You Warm”, 2014. To be finished March 28th.

Until my next visit to NYC, I’ll be working on my thesis, other various works, working my jobs, and working as a research assistant for Mr. Matthew Lynch.  I’ll also be working on more knitting to install on my chosen bicycle!

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