Glass Blower Pedestal Build

One of the great advantages to working in a space like 3rd Ward is the ability to easily collaborate with other artists.  Andrew Erdos is a glass blower with his own studio space in the same building as 3rd Ward.  A few months ago he asked me to make him 5 pedestals to display his work.  This has now become a regular occurrence and the gallery below takes you thru the build of a pedestal that will reside in a collectors house in Miami.

This pedestal is unique because it will be recessed into a wall and the front panel is on latches that allow it to be opened and access gained to the tv and lights that are housed within.  This build also involved a secondary pedestal to hold the flat screen tv horizontal, which is an integral part of the whole work.  It’s a great privilege to make a simple piece that is fully incorporated into the overall aesthetic and structure of another artists piece.  These installations are quite amazing and if you can you should check them out in person.