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Flyn The Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog

Midtown Reno's premier ice cream shop, Simple, is getting a new sculpture! Flyn will be a four foot Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog made of steel, plants and glass. Flyn will debut at Reno Sculpture Fest 2017 and afterward it will be permanently installed in front of the ice cream shop on S. Virginia in Midtown. 

Welding the back foot together with the help of resident artist Angelina.  

Welding the back foot together with the help of resident artist Angelina.

 

The NestWeb of The SpiderBird

Preview of The NestWeb of the SpiderBird

Preview of The NestWeb of the SpiderBird

New Works by Jessi Sprocket Janusee and Mikaela MK Meredith. 

Opening on Friday, November 11th, 2016 from 7 - 11pm.

Exhibition continues to Thursday, December 1st, 2016.

Come with us on a journey into the mythos of the SpiderBird and play in the largest communal Spiderbird nestweb ever created. 

This is an immersive interactive art show featuring the Red Cellar photo series and sculpture by Mikaela MK Meredith and a vast, full studio textile installation by Jessi Sprocket Janusee. 

Venture deep within the web, experience the divine feminine and the crafty brilliance of motherhood. 

Featuring Live Poetry by Ed(Word) and musical performances by Josiah knight, Funkelstank, Hopeless Jack & Shotgun Sawyer. 

"With its star-shaped beak and five-toed claws, the Spiderbird is an anomaly of the avian kingdom. It previously lived a strange life bound in solitude. Restricted to specific habitats, the Spiderbird has trouble mating, females ovulate only briefly and males do not survive copulation in order to spawn again. Lady Spiderbirds must produce many eggs to lower the mortality rate of its kind. These gelatinous eggs are highly vulnerable to predation, so she protects her sacred brood in massive, elaborate nestwebs ranging up to five feet tall and several feet wide. Thankfully, the life of the Spiderbird is looking less grim as a new phenomenon has recently been uncovered. Flocks of likeminded mother Spiderbirds are intertwining nestwebs to further insulate and cradle their clutch while trapping predators. This new adaptation showcases the deep capacities of motherhood, partnership and the intrinsic will to survive. This communal nestweb represents the first of its kind observed in captivity."

The Space Whale

After an almost 7 month hiatus from sculpture following the birth of Elliott I am back making art! The Space Whale is a large scale metal and stained glass project out of The Generator. It's a momma and baby humpback whale. I'm working as a welder/fabricator/general teammate. 

SnowFlake at ArtTown's Discover Dickerson Event

We brought the SnowFlake back to Reno Art Works for the Discover Dickerson event. This will be the last showing of the Flake in Reno. In the Fall, it will get prepped for it's transition to it's final instal space. We're excited to finally powder coat the flake soon and permanently install it up on Mt. Rose before the winter so it will glow in the glory of it's snowflake brethren. 

Thanks to IShootReno for this amazing shot of SnowFlake!

Spiritus Mortem is Home

 

 

Spiritus Mortem at her new forever home. 

Spiritus Mortem was permanently installed near Flanigan, Nevada! It only took us two days to move Spiritus out of bustling Midtown Reno to the playa outside of Pyramid Lake. She's now towering over the desert on private homestead. 

Happy art momma and her bone cone baby. 

Corvid Cradle

Unfortunately, we were not awarded a Reno Sculpture Fest 2016 grant for Corvid Cradle but we still hope to build the project at some point this year. We're pursuing other avenues to help fund Corvid Cradle so Sprocket & Team Bird Brain can make this magical 10ft tall crow family. The Snow Flake sculpture will be featured Reno Sculpture Fest 2016. 

 

 

Reno Sculpture Fest 2016 Grant Submitted

Corvid Cradle

Corvid Cradle

We've submitted our grant proposal for Reno Sculpture Fest 2016. Team Bird Brain is really excited. Our plan is Corvid Cradle, two 7ft tall crows towering over their 6ft x 3ft nest. Our intent is to have people climb into the nest where we will have "egg" pillows. 

We're currently looking for puppeteers or a children's theater to create a live show from within the nest intermittently throughout the festival.