Category Artist Projects

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 2: Life as a Professional Artist working in Cast Iron

“Iron casting has melted who I thought I was, and has molded me into who I have become.” -Tamsie Ringler   Welcome to part two of our 2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal blog feature! This week we’re focusing on Life as a Professional Artist Working in Cast Iron, or what I might also refer to as […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 1: The Detailed Process of Casting Iron

Happy New Year from Franconia Sculpture Park! In the dark, cold days of winter, we at Franconia look forward to the infusion of warmth and community that comes with our first big event of the new year: The Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour! Welcome to the first of a two-part blog feature leading up to […]

Spotlight on Asia Ward’s Solar Tree

At night, in the open country or the mountains, when there is a clear sky and a full moon, the landscape becomes flattened, and all details are reduced to simple and distinct layers of neutral colors. My work explores the surreal dimensional shifts of landscape through time and light, and is shaped by my memories […]

Glenn Williams: 2016 Open Studio Fellow

In my work I explore various elements of the human condition, particularly those aspects of the human condition that impact our sense of identity. I draw from personal experiences, current political topics, historical references and literary sources to address themes of alienation, growth and perseverance.    Untitled Dimensions variable with installation PVC Pipe 2016   […]

Shanice Jackson Ellison: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellow

When I was younger, I would explore the strip of trees behind my house multiple times a day. It wasn’t a very large area, so I would see the same rocks, the same mushrooms, and the same leftover refuse from previous visitors. However, each trip would feel like a new adventure. Between the walls made […]

Zoran Mojsilov: 2016 Open Studio Fellow

Born in Yugoslavia in 1955, Zoran Mojsilov spent his childhood carving wood, drawing and painting. He studied art at the University of Belgrade in the late 1970s and then at the age of 28 decided to take his art practice to Paris, France. Two years later Mojsilov moved to Minnesota where he lives and works […]

Let’s Speak Loquaciously

“Loquacious” certainly isn’t a word you hear every day, so what exactly does it mean? [loh-kwey-shuh s]. Adjective. Talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering;babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest. Lovely! Alejandro Guzman’s piece, Loquacious #2, is displayed here at Franconia. We may have to talk about it a bit loquaciously to get the scoop on what went into making it! Describe your creative process. My practice is […]