Friday, September 02, 2005

Tom Chenoweth

Tom Chenoweth, Tesla, 2005, originally uploaded by Bromirski.
Above is a photo of Tom Chenoweth's piece Tesla from the Sculpture Invitational. Here are some others. This is a wonderful piece in it's marriage of subject, material, and site. I talk a little about Chenoweth's piece here.
I know two Philadelphia artists who have also been inspired by Tesla, Miriam Seidel and the late Mildred Elfman Greenberg. Miriam wrote a Tesla multimedia opera (!) and Mildred was an amazing artist who created a whole bunch of undervalued, underappreciated, and underknown work. I will definitely be doing a Paris-like Mildred post down the line. She was something.
Related: Sculpture Invitational controversy in Richmond Times Dispatch. Artist Andrew Campbell slams artist Greg Kelley in the comments. Whoah!