Amie McNeel

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Amie McNeel creates sculptures that combine metal, clay, wood and glass to inspire a conversation about human engagement with the organic physical world. She is an active member of 3D4M (3-Dimensional Forum) at the University of Washington and has worked closely with colleague Mark Zirpel to develop glass and sculpture facilities within the program. McNeel received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California Berkeley. She has been selected for numerous artist residency programs, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, the Museum of Glass in Washington and Traver Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Amie by Norman Ai

Portfolio of Possibilities, 2016

In collaboration with Mark Zirpel & Sam Stubblefield

Mixed media

In the spring and summer of 2016, Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and Sam Stubblefield transformed MadArt Studio into a laboratory for kinetic sculpture. Experimenting with different materials, they investigated the dynamic relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. The studio became a multisensory and multidisciplinary exploration of buoyancy, gravity, kinetics, vibration, repetition, and scale. Visitors were encouraged to stop by and explore the exhibition during all phases of creation and completion.

McNeel and Zirpel are contemporary, multi-media sculptors who combine traditional processes with new technologies. Their work was augmented by artist Sam Stubblefield, who used movement sensors and live data to create a conversation between the objects, viewers, and the world around them.

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