April/May 2011

April/May 2011

Featured Articles

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Artist without Borders

As a child, Tanya Aquiñiga straddled the line between Mexico and the United States. Now her exuberant work crosses boundaries between cultures, materials, even genres.

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Read Between the Lines

If you want to understand artist Julie Chen's exquisite books, start by getting your hands on one.

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2 by 2

Tim Tate and Marc Petrovic agree: Their two recent collaborations, Apothecarium Moderne and Seven Deadly Sins, were better because they made them together.

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Back to Basics

Twenty years after learning the lathe, Joshua Vogel has made woodturning his full-time pursuit, with sleek, sculptural results.

In This Issue

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Brick, Exposed

Michael Morgan turns an ordinary building material (brick) into extraordinary landscape forms.

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Craftier Than Thou

Whether it's advertisers touting craftmanship, macho mechanics with a superiority complex, or craftivists proclaiming their own virtues, watch out: Craft is a lot more complicated than that.

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Creeping Beauty

Jillian Moore transforms foam into alien-like sculptural pieces that are wonderfully odd and oddly alive.

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In and Out of Africa

"The Global Africa Project" seeks to gather the strands of African culture as they stretch across the globe.

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Intimate Apparel

Each of Erica Spitzer Rasmussen's sculptural garments - from ethereal kimonos to provocative bustiers - is a personal tale made tangible.

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Made in Ireland

One of Daniel Shaw-Smith's earliest memories is the intense smell of willow rods in a basketmaker's studio, where he was accompanying his parents,

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One of a Kind

Artists seem to know, earlier and better than the rest of us, that meaning lies in originality.

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Open Market

Mark Ginsberg owns and operates M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, a three-story destination jewelry store in Iowa City.

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Signature Pieces

Anna Katherine Curfman's textured, nuno-felted work is like a floating, wearable sculpture.

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Whose Work Are You Admiring Now?

Tonya Hedgeman, Dennis Stevens, Lin Nelson-Mayson, Michael Lamar, Stephanie Swindle, Antonia Bostrom, and Anthony Tammaro share the artists' work they're excited about now.