Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
Pendleton West Room 209
For this workshop, we will be working with broken electronics and scrap parts to make robot like sculptures. You’ll start by using your imagination to to find recognizable shapes in discarded materials (faces, limbs, natural forms etc…) Next you’ll combine these together using wire, glue, and tape, to create fantastic new creatures. The finished piece will be something completely unique due to the nature of the materials and full of character.
Ann Smith spends her days making little robotic like figurines from broken electronics and machine parts. The sculptures are sold in stores and galleries throughout the US and have been published as illustrations in magazines and brochures. Her clients include Chevron lubricants division, Cricket Magazine, Cicada Magazine and Suspect.TV. Ann’s illustrations have been selected to appear in the Communications Arts Illustration Annual #337, and the American Illustration 25 Annual. Recently, She has received both local and international recognition from Wired Magazine (US), PBS Boston, DPI Magazine in Taiwan, Architectural Digest (Germany), GQ Germany, and The Discovery Channel Canada. In 2006, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Quebec) awarded Ann a grant for her continued work in the fine arts. She has also worked with the Science Centre in Montreal, as well as the Providence Children’s Museum to bring her creations to the curious minded. You can currently find her work at risd/works in Providence, RI, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington MA. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, still lives and works in Providence RI.