Alicia Eggert + Mike Fleming
Alicia Eggert (b. 1981) and Mike Fleming (b.1980) are American interdisciplinary artists whose work primarily takes the form of electronic, kinetic and interactive sculpture. Alicia received a Bachelors degree in design and practiced at an architectural firm in New York for several years before earning an MFA in sculpture. Mike received a Bachelors degree in photography and worked as a freelance photographer, and also traveled extensively as a touring musician. They have been working collaboratively since 2009, and have exhibited their work at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan; the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing; ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History in New Mexico; Cyberfest 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia; Sculpture By the Sea in Sydney, Australia; and throughout the US, UK, Europe and Canada. Their work has been featured in publications such as Typoholic: Material Types in Design and The Foundations of Digital Art and Design.
Alicia was recently named a 2013 TED Fellow and currently lives in Portland, Maine, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College. Mike currently lives in Alfred, New York, and is pursuing his MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University.
Eternity consists of 30 electric clocks rear mounted to a large sheet of white acrylic. The hands of the clocks spell out eternity. Plugged into a series of power strips in the floor, the word eternity disappears instantaneously as the last power switch is flipped. When the clock hands reach their original position twelve hours later, the word eternity reappears for a brief moment.
Alicia Eggert in collaboration with Mike Fleming, Eternity, 2010, electric clocks, acrylic, power strips, 78 x 96 x 3 in. Image courtesy of artist.
Carol Hummel is a crochet artist working who focuses on public art. Hummel was an Artist in Residence with Buddha Enlightened in Bodhgaya, India, and an Artist in Residence with Green World Arts Festival, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India. Carol has been a visiting artist to many universities including West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVA, and Kent State University, Stark Campus, Canton, OH. Hummel has exhibited work international, including exhibitions in India, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and England. Carol Hummel holds a MFA in Sculpture (2004 summa cum laude) and a BS in Photojournalism ( 2000 summa cum laude/ valedictorian), both from Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Carol Hummel, Tribute Tree, 2012, macramé cord, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.
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