YOU MAKE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS BUT HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WORK YOU MAKE?
I would describe my work as mixed media sculpture and installation. I would also describe it as conceptual.
WHERE DID ALL OF THE NEON COME FROM?
Where did it come from? Technically speaking, the glass comes from Italy and the gas comes from outer space. ;)
MERYL PATAKY IS A SILVERSMITH, WELDER, NEON ARTIST AND A TEACHER IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
ONE UNDERLINING THING I NOTICE IN YOUR WORK IS TEXT, HOW DO YOU DECIDE THE WORDS?
The words come from a lot of places, either something someone has said that stuck with me, a play on words, or just one word. Most of my work comes from my personal experience.
TELL US ABOUT THE SCULPTURAL JEWELRY YOU GOT GOING ON.
Right now I am just making wearable stuff for sale. I sell to individual clients and through RVCA in San Francisco. I love creating sculptural silver works but it tends to get fairly expensive. Since I am focusing on my neon work and that too is expensive, it's sort f one or the other at the moment
ANYTHING COMING UP?
I have some works in a text related show in September with Glass Door Gallery in North Beach, San Francisco.
WELDING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. HOW DID YOU LEARN?
l learned how to weld in art school. It is super fun!
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