Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and Sam Stubblefield have transformed MadArt Studio into a laboratory. Here, they experimented with different materials and investigated the dynamic relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. The studio has become a multisensory and multidisciplinary exploration of buoyancy, gravity, kinetics, vibration, repetition, and scale.
McNeel and Zirpel are contemporary, multi-media sculptors who combine traditional processes with new technologies. They have taught together for eight years in the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design. While each has their own artistic practice, this is their first time collaborating as artists. Their work is also augmented by artist Sam Stubblefield, who uses movement sensors and live data to create a conversation between the objects, viewers, and the world around them.
Photo credits: James Harnois, Russell Johnson, Norman Ai, Amie McNeel, Samuel Stubblefield