Sunday, November 9, 2008


Most of today was spent walking around SOFA Chicago, the15th annual Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts show. It seems that a popular trend among the decorative arts involves showing a rough texture on the back of a block of glass through the smoothly polished front. Actually, glass block of any kind seemed to be really popular. The "F" from SOFA seemed to be fairly under represented in comparison to the last time I went, when the place was full of awesome handcrafted chairs, lamps and chests of drawers.

Almost everything exciting I saw was represented by the Jane Sauer Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Especially interesting to me were these animal sculptures made from wax and found objects by Geoffrey Gorman and these embroidered pieces by Cindy Hickok mixing modern pop culture with images from classical painting.

The best part of the day was probably the awesome dinner cooked for us by Carrie's husband Ron. Thanks Ron.

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