Art opening video features Rust and Gold paintings

I will be displaying my rust inspired work in Fayetteville, Ar at Studio Eighteen this September. Please plan on joining me, or visiting during the month. It will feature Rusted Wire Drawing, Rust Paintings, as well as the Rust & Gold pieces. 


Wire Drawing, Rusted, Violin

Wire Drawing, Rusted, Violin

Rust Painting of Violin, by Joel Armstrong

Rust Painting of Violin, by Joel Armstrong

Rust & Gold Painting

Rust & Gold Painting

"It's time to address'er drawers" wins first place

Joel Armstrong's installation "Time to Address'er Drawers" takes 1st Place at the international juried show "When Language Meets Art" in Lubbock, Texas. Dec 2nd, 2016.

standing in front of the artwork on opening night, 10 x 20 ft, wire and furniture. There are sound effects, a woman reading a letter, the images coincide with the letter, the letter can be read on the lamp, and all the words of a journal page are made of silver wire, and inside the drawers.  

standing in front of the artwork on opening night, 10 x 20 ft, wire and furniture. There are sound effects, a woman reading a letter, the images coincide with the letter, the letter can be read on the lamp, and all the words of a journal page are made of silver wire, and inside the drawers.

 

large crowd on First Friday. 

large crowd on First Friday. 

What can happen when you have a great photographer!

Several years ago, I had a local photographer friend, Luke Davis http://www.mainstreetstudios.net shoot some photos of some of my favorite pieces. Going through my iphoto images, I ran into these beautiful images that he took. I couldn't be prouder, nor happier at what Luke shot. I think it is time to get some new images photographed by him, again. 

Party Dress

Party Dress

Laura's nurse tattoo  

Laura's nurse tattoo

 

Leslie's Violin

Leslie's Violin

Alyssa's Drawing  

Alyssa's Drawing

 

I'm teaching a "Drawing with Wire" workshop next summer

I was just invited to teach a weeklong class called "Drawing with Wire" next summer July 10th thru 14th at the Mark Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. They offer amazing classes on all aspects of woodworking as well as supplemental classes like mine, that can offer food for thought to their students. It is open to the public, you can find out about classes at www.marcadams.com.

Nickel/Silver wire snow geese. 

Nickel/Silver wire snow geese. 

nickel silver wire lily

nickel silver wire lily

It will include working with baling wire, as well as the nickel/silver wire. 

Party dress, baling wire, rusted

Party dress, baling wire, rusted