Here are some links mentioned in Tricia Gilson and my presentation, Use, Degradation, and Patina: A Case Study of Eames Furniture at the Miller House and Garden, at Future Talks 011, in Munich, Germany.
The presentation was given at Die Neu Sammlung on October 27, 2011. (The RAR pictured above is in the collection of this museum.)
Before this presentation, Tricia and I interviewed Eames expert, Daniel Ostroff, on Art21’s Blog in a two-part series: Following the Eames Legacy, a Discussion with Daniel Ostroff
* Eames Furniture Links
Videos about Eames
Videos by Eames
* Miller House and Garden Links
IMA Art Babble Videos
Speakers at the Miller House Symposium at the IMA (May, 2011)
Publications about the Miller House and Garden
IMA Blog Posts
Yet another good reason to make my first trip to Ball State University and see all that’s going on up there.
A very cool project by Aurora Robson, who heads up Project Vortex:
Description from the David Owsley Museum of Art website:
“Aurora Robson draws attention to several important issues through her ethereal explorations. Her dreams are the wellspring for much of her work, but so too, is the philosophy and martial art of Bruce Lee, who said,
“‘Don’t get set into one form. Adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like… you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.’
“The environment also holds special meaning to the artist, especially the ocean that was an integral part of her childhood in Hawaii. She is the founder of an organization called Project Vortex, an international group of artists, whose work using reclaimed plastic draws attention to the wasted material that continually ends up in the world’s oceans.”
Read about Project Vortex.
The second part of our interview with Daniel Ostroff about the work and life of Charles and Ray Eames is now up on Art21’s Blog. The interview, conducted with Tricia Gilson, covers a lot of ground, including ideas around patina, preservation, presentation, and exhibition. Along with lots of background info on the new website EamesDesigns.com.
It’s broken up into two posts:
Let me know what you think.