Posts Tagged ‘upcycled’

BIG CHANGES THAT MATTER AT matter! Gallery

Monday, February 24th, 2014

I’ve been showing and selling my projects through this Olympia Gallery since it started. The founder and current owner, Jo Gallaugher, is moving to Seattle to be near family and can no longer run the gallery. Rather than let Matter! be sold to people who might not ‘get it’, putting our shared vision and the “Matter! vibe” at risk, we artists are raising money through Kickstarter to buy in and take the reins. Kickstarter funds will allow us to own the gallery. We will continue to provide an exciting venue for eco-artists and we are REALLY excited about the opportunity to add whole new dimensions to Matter!

If you like my lamps and such, help us evolve Matter! Gallery by making a small or large donation through this kickstarter campaign!

I’m famous! . . . . [Well, they are...] . . . . . . Lifetime Achievement Awards for Philip Kaufman & Fred Willard at the Olympia Film Festival

Monday, November 19th, 2012

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Philip Kaufman
Lifetime Achievement

Inspired from his movie: The Right Stuff:
Refabricated metal including a ‘61 chevy tail-light made rockety. The top: re-used film reel as saturn’s ring around the light bulb in retro design. Yes, two stage lighting! — like a rocket!

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Fred Willard Lifetime Achievement

Refabricated metal and brass lamp parts with an engraved copper globe. The top will be the re-used film reel as saturn’s ring around the light bulb in retro design.
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The Future Remembered NOW and IN-PERSON with my Mega-Needle Floor Lamp

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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On Wednesday evening I had the honor to meet the authors and PBS celebrities, Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein, in Olympia at a signing for their book, The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy about the history of the Fair and the Space Needle. PLUS I got to bring my Mega-Needle Floor Lamp to the event and use it as staging for their talk! Here we are pictured with it outside the Olympia Library — I’m in the middle. It was an honor and a privilege. They are very nice people and very knowledgeable about my favorite subject. I, of course, bought one of their books and you can learn more about it and even buy one online from The Future Remembered

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The Mega-Needle was on loan for the event from the Matter Gallery in Olympia, where you can see it in person and/or buy it on-line at matter! 422 Washington St SE [between 4th & 5th Aves]

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Floating airvent UFO lamp comes home via dumpster dive!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

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OK, you know I’ve been doing this thing way too long when I wind-up dumpster diving my own lamp! Seriously, this is one of the first ones I built 10-15 years ago, even before I was taking pictures of them. Last month, I step out to walk the dog and she’s afraid of something outside. Then I see this lamp sitting on my porch and I was, like, “that’s frickin’ cool…hey, I made that!” Apparently, a friend found it next to a dumpster when someone was moving and thought I’d like it — he didn’t know it was mine. AND another funny thing, I had walked past that dumpster a couple of times and saw some stuff that piqued my interest, but I never pursued it. So I guess I dumpstered it, once removed?!

It had obviously been well taken care of and the only problem was the top glass was cracked from being knocked over. It was interesting to work on it and see how I used to do things. And there was one moment of “oh, I should have done this instead,” in regards to bolting it all together. I also specifically remember trying to keep it lightweight so as not to complicate it’s floatiness. But I still used glass on the top. I’m a bit over the loathing of plastic now, so I used that material for it’s 2.0.

Welcome home old friend. Now that you’re all fixed-up, we’ll find you a new one. And since I’ve squirrelled away parts to make another, maybe we’ll get you a sister/companion too.

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Rayguns and other stuff at this event:

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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I’ll be bringing some REAL rayguns for realz + weird lamps & some phone earrings. What! Yeah! [Come to the CRAPhTAVAGANZA and see for yourself]

[When] Saturday, Dec. 15th
[Time] 12:00pm until 5:00pm
[Where] 119 Olympia Avenue, Olympia WA

Join us for our second annual craftstravaganza! Fabulous finds! Hand made arts and crafts, all from local Olympia artists!! Come have fun, take care of all your Holiday shopping needs and support your local economy, all under one roof!

There will be food!! And Music! And so many fantastic things to feast your eyes on! Merch from Pistols and Petticoats, and TUSH! Burlesque will also be available! Two fantastic local organizations run by amazing women. Be there or be so sorry you missed it!!
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Read about it and an interview with me about my Rayguns, etc:
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Attempted theft of Space Needle!!!

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Last night burglars took this piece from the gallery. They busted thru the skylight to get it. They also attempted to take Pat Tassoni's space needle coatrack and Ruby Re-Usable's green trash gyre baby. Both of those pieces were left by the door, so they were obviously interrupted somehow. Please circulate photos of Jud Turner's skull piece. It's 50" in diameter and not a piece that would be easy to hide.

Read reports here: theft1 theft2 theft3 theft4

Or watch clips here: Theft1! Theft2!

FOR SALE: whatcha got that I can buy, pat, like right now!

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Below are pictures of Pat-Works projects at various locations to help you get something for yourself. Click here for AVAILABLE projects OR to see what I have up currently in my ETSY shop and on eBay

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422 Washington St SE Olympia WA 98501 [between Capitol Way & Columbia Street]

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Osterizer Lamp

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NUBE

921 E Pine St Seattle, WA 98122 [off Broadway on Capitol Hill]

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Hawthorne Vintage

4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97215

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See my crap now as the end is near!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[the year that is]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

2011 CEOG event flyer-1 You can see my crap at the Check ‘Em Off, Green: [say it like "Kill 'em all!"]

Marshall Community Center
1009 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663

Saturday, November 12th
from 10:00-3:00pm

lamps + rayguns + tv’s + more?

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You can see my crap at the Century Ballroom Flea Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle!

When: Saturday, Dec 3rd from 11am-3pm
Where: 915 E Pine Street, 2nd floor
[just off Broadway in Seattle]
http://centuryballroom.com/

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I have a huge vending stall, so who knows what I might drag along and throw into the mix?

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You can see my crap at DUCK THE MALLS!:
Details to come other than
Saturday, Dec 10th from 10am-3pm
Where: Capitol Theater, Olympia