THESE DAYS, most of us have our purchases, locations and activities tracked daily. This constant cataloging, which we all agree to in the interest of convenience, generates endless amounts of data. The collection of all this information — viewed as benign by some and sinister by others — is rarely referred to as poetic, much less joyful.
Walking into Melissa Borrell’s studio at Canopy is like entering another world, one overflowing with vivid color and eye-catching 3-D interactive works born from paper, steel, and wood.
September marks the beginning of the new art season, with the long-running shows of summer finally closing and the first of the fall shows opening.
The synchronicity of artist and gallery are more than the suggested coincidence in time. Bobbi Walker, owner of Walker Fine Art candidly shares her thoughts on the current exhibition and the synergy that artist and gallery share as well as the cohesiveness of all.
Meet Austin, Texas’ Vision Gland, a group of makers and artists who came together organically to create big, funky, interactive installations.
These jewelry pieces have been 3D printed! The front row features surprisingly lightweight rings.
If you’ve seen someone wearing imaginative jewelry that made you wonder, How was that made? you may have spotted one of Melissa Borrell’s creations. Through jewelry design, installation commissions, public art projects and home goods, Borrell has curated a world of carefully-placed, intricate artwork lines.
I met with Borrell to learn how she has developed such a large body of visually-eloquent work.
3 new sculptures chosen for Yountville Art Walk
"Hy-Parabolic" is an art installation by Melissa Borrell of Austin, Texas
More than three dozen artworks on display in downtown Yountville may soon gain company.
Geometric print is geo-rgeous in our homes, parties, wedding cakes and, most importantly, jewelry. An all-around creative lady, Melissa Borrell designs 3D art and geometric pop-out jewelry. By drawing, scanning and 3D-printing, Melissa creates lightweight pieces that allow the wearer to finish the making process by popping out and assembling the earring or necklace. Meet the Texan maker and see where she finds inspiration and what advice she has for makers alike!
Living in one of the most creative cities in the U.S., Austinites are surrounded by artistic inspiration wherever we turn. Whether this creativity is derived from the natural landscape, the downtown development or the thriving artistic community, the homes of Austin’s residents reflect the town’s innovative spirit.
On June 12th we celebrated Canopy’s one-year birthday along with the Grand Opening of its newest buildings. I moved my studio Melissa Borrell Design into Canopy when it first opened in February 2013, and it’s been a super exciting year that gets better every day!
This weekend's Art Night aims to make Austin more than just the 'Live Music Capital' CultureMap
Austin's annual Art Night serves as a reminder that our city is more than just the Live Music Capital of the World. From 7 pm to midnight this Saturday, February 22, join Art Alliance Austin and a host of friends at Art Night 2014, an evening of performing arts, music, visual art, and culinary exploration.