These beautifully handcrafted neon pieces were bent and pumped by local Seattle artist KCJ Szwedzinski. The trees are free standing with an acrylic base and ready to be plugged into the wall. They were designed with the intention of providing a bridge into owning neon art without the price tag that typically accompanies these pieces.
NEON TREES ARE PICK-UP ONLY from our Seattle office and cannot be shipped. Pick-up date and time will need to be prearranged before your arrival. If you plan to order other items and would like them shipped, please place a separate order.
If you have any questions about your order involving a neon tree, or if you are interested in purchasing one but do not live locally, please email email@example.com.
My work addresses perception, legacy, and belief as recurring themes. As a form of artistic autoethnography, I use found materials and glass elements to create work that considers not only what we remember and believe but how, and follows narrative threads as they traverse time and place. With an interest in how people form belief, my work considers constructed systems that range from the sacred to the mundane including: religion, consumerism, family legacy, and politics. Within that framework I look at the tension that exists between the dogma and the lived experience. I am interested in how we choose to embrace or deny our inherited legacies and how these choices manifest intergenerationally to shape belief and identity.
This investigation began by learning about my personal inherited legacies. I investigated the intersection of Jewish legacy and lived experience by questioning, imagining, and reinterpreting Jewish law and traditions. Judaism interests me due to its unique attributes of debate and argumentation as mechanisms for expounding on ambiguous passages and laws. Secondly, Judaism manifests very differently across history and the globe while still maintaining a distinct essence. As a result of its multicultural and geographic differences, Judaism is difficult to categorize. It probes categorical markers and feels to me like the progenitor of identity politics. There is a tradition of debate and interpretation in Judaism called midrash. I consider my work to be visual exegesis that continues this practice and a methodology for synthesizing seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge- historic Jewish tradition and my own lived experience.
By reinterpreting common objects in unexpected materials, compositions, or relationships, I seek to create a new context that elicits the need for further investigation. I believe arts most powerful function is its ability to create spaces for dialogue, introspection, and connection. My goal is to create work which demands active participation in the construction of "reality," and which requires an attempt to reconcile expectation with what is seen.
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Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm.
From May through September every year, Pilchuck's Summer + Fall Program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.
Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.
New and experienced artists alike often make tremendous conceptual and artistic progress in their short time at Pilchuck. Combining a deep focus on glass, access to a variety of resources, a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.