You may have seen my previous posting of photos from SOFA Chicago. Well, I have oodles more to share with you. Posting these reminds me that ohmygosh, I saw so much incredible art work and heard some great lectures and met really amazing people! Thanks, Lark, for sending me to this fantastic expo!
Jewelry by Alex & Lee. I'll tell you more about this bee-yoo-tiful work in a blog post to come.
Whimsical bead-encrusted sculpture by Cherry Goldblatt
Carol Eckert's work was ALL OVER the show floor. Her sculptural pieces are made of fiber-wrapped wire, which creates a really interesting texture.
You've got to look more closely. Every pixel of these portraits by Christian Faur is made from a hand-cast encaustic crayon!
I want to learn more about Joan Rasmussen's work!
Jeweler Pamela Ritchie, whose work has appeared in a number of our 500 series books. We seemed to run into each other at every event I attended!
I love Vivian Beer's furniture. This seating is made of steel and concrete.
...and when I found out Vivian Beer was giving a lecture, I could hardly contain myself. What a furniture geek.
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas places gas masks on his clay figures to represent the suffocating violence and fear in his native country, Mexico.
Jeweler Doug Bucci (on the right) gave a fascinating lecture on how diabetes---he had pancreatic cancer at age 6---has informed his CAD jewelry designs that are then created in nylon by a 3-D printer. So cool.
The paleolithic at its most beautiful! A T rex covered in beads by Bradley Levin.
Jeweler Jillian Moore, who works in polymer clay and resin, with Steven, a staffer at the expo center. Jillian is wearing a brooch and earrings of her design.
Lovely, lovely glass necklaces by Karina Guevin.
I was just dazzled by Shayna Leib's glass pieces. she mounts cane and whorling fragments of vessels into boxes. Being in this exhibition space felt like swimming through beds of anemone and coral. Very otherworldly.
Did I mention I was a furniture geek? Chairs by Gaetano Pesce!!