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Musicians

Musicians

Title

Musicians

Description

Gail Chavenelle's schooling and careers have been diverse. She has a BA in literature and a Master's Degree in computer education. She has been a teacher, curriculum designer, and has sold and administered computer systems. Now, she has found a unique voice in metal. Mentored by a generous blacksmith and critically supported by working artist friends, she is currently studying art history and showing her work on a regular basis throughout Iowa. Gail's work is featured online and in galleries nationwide.
Beginning with childhood paper dolls, chains, pop-out books, and greeting cards, Gail Chavenelle has been intrigued by paper sculpture. She loved the forms, but wanted the works to be more permanent. Instead of a sheet of paper, Gail works with sheets of 20 gauge steel. Gail cuts one-piece sculptures from single, flat sheets, folding and bending them into 3-D forms. Her pieces bound, fly, or dance in the wind on the tensile strength properties of this material. In addition to public sculpture, Gail makes accessible, affordable art, sized for the ordinary sized spaces in which we live.

Creator

Chavenelle, Gail

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2002/2003
2004-12-21

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=204
http://www.chavenellestudio.com/

Format

heights: 24, 30, 48, 60 in.
One piece 22-20 gauge sheet metal, rusted

Type

Still image
Metalworking

Identifier

12212004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1246