After Midnight, by Marilyn Campbell

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After Midnight, by Marilyn Campbell
225.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #280
After Midnight
Walnut, holly, epoxy resin, M3 metal composite, leather, dye
8" x 5.63" x 3.25"

Marilyn Campbell
Ontario, Canada

"I use resin in my turnings as a way to easily create patterns. Since my work already consists of two materials, I decided, in keeping with the theme, to work in an additional two; leather and metal. The “metal” is actually M3 metal composite, a material that is workable in the same way as wood and one I have used before. I also wanted to try a new technique that would create a regular, repeating pattern in the vessel walls to complement the form. My idea was to create the form, turn three shallow grooves into it, then fill the grooves with metal squares set into black resin. When the wood is turned away on the inside, the wall is thin enough so the grooves with the metal and resin are exposed. The resin can then be pierced and textured. I planned to use the leather as an accent around the center and the rim of the vessel. However, as sometimes happens, especially with new materials, some adjustments are required to accommodate unforeseen problems. The leather presented a few hurdles and eventually I settled on a simpler use of it. “After Midnight” with a bit of metal and leather suggests the darker side of midnight."

"Two decades ago I began to experiment with epoxy resin in my turning, using it as both part of the design and as a structural component. The addition of resin has allowed me to create a variety of effects and, more importantly, to stretch the limits of my capabilities. For several years now I have focused on the split vessel form. A split bowl is like a boat –a single shallow turning cut in two and rejoined along the rim forms the boat shape. Because the turning begins as a board which can be maneuvered through a band saw, I can create a composition of line, contrast, texture and negative space within each of the two halves in a style similar to segmented turning. This technique has been the means for expressing the look I wish to achieve. The “vessel and stand” series of split vessel forms is intended to evoke the human figure and convey a suggestion of fashion, particularly the elegant, classic fashions of former eras when elegance and style were the cultural ideal. I want the viewer to think of the golden age of art deco, tuxes, tails, top hats and formal gowns; a mood of high society and elegance."

Marilyn Campbell is a self-taught turner from Kincardine, Ontario. Her unusual approach to problem solving led to much experimentation with epoxy resin, a material that opened the way to more creative work. Over the past 25 years she has developed her own techniques for using resin as both a decorative and a structural element to create a unique look. Her work has garnered many awards and has often been cited for its originality. Marilyn has demonstrated and taught her methods throughout Canada and the U.S. as well as in Australia, France and England. She has participated in many international exhibitions and has been featured in several books and magazines. Her work is included in many private and public collections in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Japan.