Witchcraft over Crafty

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Woodpeckers ~ Trying to bring life to the inanimate.
Sculpture and Photos by KAMoore

Two things come to mind when I hear the word craft, Witches, and Arts & Crafts. I choose Witches and witchcraft. Dark, dubious, intelligent beings with the ability to make magic and illusion. I’m an artist, I do not want anything I make to be considered crafty. I would much rather instill the idea of harnessing magic to bring my work into being. Magic is sexy, arts and crafts, lack passion and imagination.

Granted the word “craft” has admirable traits. Craftsman or Craftswoman implies education and a sense of skilled workmanship. And as a verb; “She will craft a delicate sculpture from a raw piece of marble.” Much better than, “Jim made a windmill from popsicle sticks and hot glue. Isn’t he crafty!” I don’t mean to belittle. It is just an observation that the word tends to make you think that whomever is crafting has a hobby and oh boy aren’t they having fun.

I attempt to pour emotion into my work with an intensity that borders magical in its spirituality. I blast music, I sing, I laugh, get angry, and sometimes dance (like no one is watching, because no one is ;)) with a sense of rite or ceremony. Hey that’s just me. I say, “Do what you must to believe in what you do.” Conjure up your own craft and express it to its fullest, whether it be writing, painting, sculpture, performance, photography or any genre of creativity you choose to participate.

Kevin

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Chickadee ~ another in my bird series. Sculpture and Photo by KAMoore

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Repurposed ~ Kitty Cat and Birds

 

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Photos and Sculpture by KAMoore

Silverware and Kitchen utensils 🙂
Taking photos of my pieces is an integral part of process and enjoyment! And once they’re gone I still have the memories and the history locked in my photographs.
I use silverware often because its an affordable source of used stainless steel and I’m able to use the intrinsic patterns that flatware has to offer to accent and add to many of my creations.
Recycling, Upcycling, and Re-Use is one of my favorite things in my art. Taking an old coke machine and cutting pieces of the metal out and using the old Coke Red in a sculpture… mmm a Coke and a Smile.
I only started selling my sculpture in 2016 after spending 4 years in Florida learning bronze art, working with my brother. After the continuous struggle of recovery from a very tragic car accident there, I moved back to Seattle and decided I would make art of Steel and mixed media instead of bronze. I’m new and unknown, but everything about it has changed my life already. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I’m happy with the choices I’ve made and the friends and family who have helped and stood behind me. Feel free to see more of my works at my professional website if you like: Kevin A Moore Studio

 

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