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Volume II Issue I
(above) GyÃ¶rgy Seregi's detail from an anatomical study of a human head
Up to the nanosecond with your ArtMetal News
New Artist adds brilliance to the ArtMetal Exhibiting Artists Gallery
Discourses of the Resources
SNAPSHOT views fetish fashion from Tel Aviv
Hephaistos, a great German metalworking magazine, continues to share with the cyberworld artistic metalworking news from abroad. This is their second web issue of "Schaufenster" - literally translated as show-window. A better translation in the context would be "showcase". It is Hephaistos's way of showing individual artists work.
A Brawny Individualist - Delicate Tracery in Steel
Keith Farley / Metalsmith
Ever wonder how the acanthus leaf is crafted in metal? Well I had that same question, and after some considerable research, found an answer. Follow me on this excursion and I will show you some of the resources which I found. This journey also includes QuickTimeÂ® movies and seven distinct steps which were required to make the almighty "Akanthos" leaf.
BOOK REVIEW - The Artist-Blacksmith's Craft
The SNAPSHOT feature highlights metalsmiths from around the world. This issue we go to Tel-Aviv, Israel where Sigal Katzav, an Israeli designer of Iraqi origin, creates jewelry which has become fetish fashion in a violent and holy land. You can also see more of her work on the web at I m p u l s i v a .
My current collection took off to a light fetish direction. A more serious direction. This is my first experience with metal. The jewelry is heavier and with more presence. I suggest you experiment with the way you wear the pieces. If you put the "hanging" part of the jewel underneath your shirt, it looks as if you have a whole metal outfit hidden on your body. It works!!!
Making the jewelry means attaching the metal links, link by link, till I get the model and desire that I want. One of the models was featured in a local national newspaper, and the collection has been shown in a fetish fashion show in Tel Aviv. - Sigal Katzav
If you are interested in downloading previous SNAPSHOTs, go to the ArtMetal archives and FTP to the pic_mnth directory. There you will find previous text files by artists name and the accompanying gif/jpeg files. Each set of files will have the same name with a suffix of .txt, .gif or .jpg.
Want to be featured in "SNAPSHOT"? Send an email notice to Hank Kaminsky. There are several ways to get the information to him including snail mail.
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ArtMetal Editor/Curator: enrique