This piece is part of my series of zippered vases. The Teenager Zipper Vase is colorful and quirky just as many teenagers express themselves in fashion. This vase features a zipper and other elements about fashion and female themes. This Vase is a wood art sculpture that involves several techniques that include turning, carving and painting. I enjoy making a statement with my art.
The Teenager Zipper Vase is the third piece in the series. The idea for this series began with Pretty Woman which was an accidental design opportunity. A crack appeared in the vase after finishing. Too pretty to be firewood I would need to find a solution to save it. Then out of the blue I had the idea to place a zipper in the crack. Very happy with the result I decided to continue to develop this zipper concept with a series of feminine forms.
The other zipper theme items in this series are Twisted Sister, Skinny Jeans, Biker Chick Trio. Twisted Sister is a vase with 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 and Biker Chick is a Vase that explores the Harley Biker Culture.
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. One recent project resolved itself after several years. 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.
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I design and produce all my items in my studio in Montvale, NJ, USA.