Pretty Woman Zipper Vase is one on my favorite pieces and the first in the zipper series. A large and beautiful vase developed a crack from top to bottom. Needles to say this is very upsetting and I put the vase on the shelf. One day it came to me to add a zipper and take advantage of the design opportunity. Very happy with the result I decided to continue to develop the zipper concept with a series of feminine forms.
The Creative Process
It fascinates me how an idea can appear out of nowhere. For me it happens late at night or upon awakening. Sometimes it takes days or weeks and sometimes months before the solution is discovered. One recent project resolved itself after several years where I could not figure out how to technically solve a problem. Then one day I woke up and the solution was was clearly in my head. I rushed down to the studio and within hours was able to accomplish something that haunted me for years.
Pretty Woman Zipper Vase is an wood art sculpture that involves several techniques that include turning, carving and painting. I enjoy making a statement with my art. I believe that I captured the style and quirkiness of a teenager in this piece with the bright red colors and the leather cords.
The other zipper theme items in this series are Twisted Sister, Skinny Jeans, Biker Chick Trio. Twisted Sister is a vase that captures the fashion and culture of Rock and Roll. Skinny Jeans is a tall vase with a blue denim texture of tight fitting jeans. Biker Chick is a Vase that explores the Harley Biker Culture.
I also maintain an Etsy Store if you are looking for a special gift.
I create all these items in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.