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Ellie Richards: Crusaders

Ellie Richards sculpture
Crusaders, basswood and paint, sizes ranging from 1" x 1" x 2" to 3" x 3" x 18"
June 10, 2014 - September 2, 2014
Art Case, A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge

Ellie Richards is an artist who predominantly works in wood. Her work often takes the form of interactive installations, sculpture and furniture. While addressing the relationship between definitions of work and play, Ellie’s finished works often reference tools, toys, habits and home life. Ellie has received a Master of Fine Art in Wood Sculpture from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture and Art Education from the University of Dayton. Since then, she has participated in the artist residency programs at the Mesa Arts Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Peters Valley School of Craft. Currently she resides in Smithville, Tenn., and works as an instructor and Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft and Tennessee Technological University.

About Crusaders
“I find refuge in the layered histories that live in handmade objects. Using wood as my primary medium, I craft objects based on my early memories and the experience of how it feels to play. The development of Crusaders, this community of individual objects, was motivated and guided by play as a method of investigation.”

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