Artist
 
 

About the Art

All of my work involves the use of reclaimed metal found in scrap yards or donated by friends. The challenge of organizing junk into an artistically intelligent statement entices me. I am attracted to the interesting shapes and textures metal can exhibit. The cut made by the flame, the glisten from polishing and the patterns of rust created by weathering, all intrigue me. I often add color by powder coating and incorporate my pottery into some metal sculptures which add even more color and textural elements. Creative influences are derived from objects observed in nature and the intuitive adventures of my imagination. The transformation of steel which is inorganic, machine-like, cold, hard, non-referential, into a drawing in space with organic qualities that flow with energy seems to be what evolves.

If you are interested in any of my pieces or would like a custom sculpture, please contact me via email, anglrsn@gmail.com.

 

Work

Purple Bug

Purple Bug

Triangulated Escape

Triangulated Escape

Bronzed Chestnut

Bronzed Chestnut

Tortola

Tortola

Giggle

Giggle

Gerrymandering Dismantled

Gerrymandering Dismantled

Camoufler

Camoufler

Peek

Peek

Squeezed

Squeezed

Entangled

Entangled

Pinch

Pinch

Kanagawa

Kanagawa

Underpinned

Underpinned

Chan

Chan

Gourde

Gourde

Hurricane

Hurricane

Versenkt

Versenkt

Moth Disassembled

Moth Disassembled

Retractor

Retractor

Liking

Liking

Hiding Places

Hiding Places

Flotage

Flotage

Dance

Dance

Nestled Within

Nestled Within

Shielded Famininity

Shielded Famininity

Water's Edge

Water's Edge

Slant

Slant

Energized

Energized

Barbara

Barbara

Finale

Finale

Looping

Looping

Vrouwentong(Women's Tongue)

Vrouwentong(Women's Tongue)

Escaped

Escaped

Bloom Strong

Bloom Strong

Moonsplainer

Moonsplainer

Totem Blues

Totem Blues

Feminine Strength

Feminine Strength

Fragile Strength

Fragile Strength

Rethink

Rethink

Similar Differences

Similar Differences

Brummagam

Brummagam

Nested

Nested

Artist Bio

I hold a Master of Arts in Social Foundations, a Master of Arts in Studio Ceramic Arts and a Bachelors of Arts from Eastern Michigan University.  I taught in southeastern Michigan for 38 years while maintaining a ceramics studio. Upon retirement I took a new path via Schoolcraft College's welding and ceramics programs. Sculptural welding is now occupying my creative energy. I continue to concentrate on the challenge of finding sculptural solutions by investigating form and its relationship to negative space.

 

Awards, Exhibitions and Shows

January 2020, Black & White, Northville Art House, Northville Mi

November 2019, 106th Scarab Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit Mi

November 2019, Black & White, Galerie Camille, Detroit Mi

September 2019, Modern Female Archetypes, Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City Mi

June 2019, Peace Is Every Step, The Mindfulness Through Art Project, Jerome Mi

June 2019, 38th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham Mi

May 2019, Odds & Ends, Ann Arbor Art Center,

Ann Arbor Mi

April 2019, 10th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, The Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth Mi

April 2019, The DSWPS Spring From the Box, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn Mi

February 2019, Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit Mi

January 2019-2020, Public Arts Program, Farmington

Hills Mi

November 2018, 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit Mi

July 2018,   Members Exhibition, The Heat is On, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Mi


April 2018,   Four Women Art Exhibition, Downtown Farmington, Farmington Mi


May 2017,   Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit Mi


November 2017, 104 Annual Gold Metal Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit MI


August 2017, Open Competition - Honorable Mention, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, UM Dearborn, Dearborn Mi


February 2017, Silver Medal Exhibition- Honorable Mention, The Scarab Club, Detroit Mi


January 2017, Michigan Annual XLIV, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens Mi


June 2016, Blooms, Bugs, Beasts, The Scarab Club, Detroit Mi


September 2016, Schoolcraft Metal Sculpture Students and Alumni 2016 Art Show, Janice Charach Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit , West Bloomfield Mi


September 2014, Art Prize, Grand Rapids Mi


1985, Michigan Ceramics Show, Ann Arbor Mi


1984, ‘Five in Clay’ Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Mi


1984, Michigan Ceramics Show, Alice Kales Hartwick Award, Detroit Mi


1977, J. Walter Thompson Company, Invitational, Dearborn Mi

 

Contact

Angela Larson

 

anglrsn@gmail.com

 
Dance

73"x17"x8" Reclaimed Steel and Powder Coat $650