October 8 Demonstrator: Shawn HibmaCronan
My work embraces both traditional and cutting edge processes in an effort to create elegant and powerful objects where the craft is evident and the content is generous, multifaceted, and egalitarian. These objects frequently draw inspiration from recognizable forms and contemporary culture and ask the viewer to theorize about their indented use or uselessness. Within these works no material is disguised and no mechanism is hidden; they are made with evident materials and deliberately explicit geometry. My work is often meant to be picked up, poked at, climbed on, sat in, and rolled around; hopefully providing insight and a new experience as a reward for the curious and the bold. I believe it is important to create objects that are thoroughly well made and timelessly beautiful, inside and out.