Throughout the year, we will be introducing you to a variety of artworks for their ability to spark conversation with the viewer and with each other. First up we bring you ELLIE RICHARDS and EVERETT HOFFMAN, two artists who are currently completing a three year residency at Penland School of Craft.
As a furniture designer and sculptor, ELLIE RICHARDS is interested in the role the furniture and domestic objects play in creating opportunities for a deeper connection between people and their sense of place.
EVERETT HOFFMAN’s current body of work examines contemporary forms of protection and iconographic communication, illuminated through lights and sculptural forms. In this piece, stone settings are hand-cut out of bronze sheet for hundreds of vintage rhinestones and meticulously set in place—allowing light to highlight each stone.
ELLIE RICHARDS, Tufted Time Keeper, 2022, recycled wool, quartz clock movement, 24 x 14 inches. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
EVERETT HOFFMAN, tenderly i will use you, 2021, bronze, vintage rhinestones, light fittings, 12 x 12 x 6 inches (cord: 12 ft). Available via Penland Gallery.