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October 17, 2017

How to Make it Big in the Art World
Sculptors Who Work Large

Carole Eisner, Hosea 2005 183 high, 192 wide and 196 deep

How sculptors work with foundries and fabricators to expand their ideas from small models and drawings to large scale works.

Doug Sheer,
ATOA co-founder and chairperson
Scott Van Campen, Co-founder and Executive Director of Staten Island MakerSpace
Ted Lawson, Founder of PrototypeNY
Babette Bloch, sculptor
Carole Eisner, sculptor
Organized by: Doug Sheer.

Babette Bloch, "Vitruvian Man"

Bloch is a pioneer in the use of laser-cut and water-jet stainless steel to create evocative sculptures. Her works include site-specific, one-of-a-kind public pieces and limited-edition multiples and are found across Europe and the USA.

Carole Eisner, VALENTINE II (2005)
126 X 168 X 110 INCHES

Eisner has worked with scrap and recycled metal for 50 years creating elegant, abstract forms welded in steel. Her monumental sculptures find their home in public space, melding into the surrounding environment and soaring above it.

Scott Van Campen, director, Staten Island Maker’s Space S. I. Maker’s Space provides ‘do it yourself’ tools for industrial fabrication (full metal and wood shops), digital fabrication (CNC, laser cutters, 3D printers), sewing/textile room and more. Van Campen is himself a long-time sculptor and mentor to other artists and broadly familiar with a wide palette of tools and processes in sculpting.

Ted Lawson - Artist and Founder of Prototype New York Lawson is an accomplished sculptor whose personal work explores existential anthropology through digital technology and traditional sculpting methods. He is the founder of the Art Fabrication Company; Prototype New York, which has created artwork for Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono as well as many other contemporary artists, estates, galleries, and museums.

Douglas I. Sheer is a founder and Chairman of Artists Talk On Art. He is an author, technology journalist and researcher. In the late 1960s he began to transition from painting and sculpture to video art in which he was a pioneer. He managed the Egg Store and helped other video artists including Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp complete their works. He currently serves as Governor of the Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers; New York Region. He has organized and conducted a number of interviews with sculptors at ATOA.

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