Matthew Csernansky

Hiatus over: The Wheel turns again.

Inspiration, Work

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So it has been… years since I have gotten back to my blog and sadly making new pieces of sculpture. I have been focusing on my professional life and working towards making that a sustainable lifestyle to pair with my Sculpture. I obviously have not made enough time for my personal art, becoming mired in making day to day ends a priority over my creative productivity.

Sadly or fortunately there has been a major change in my life that has allowed me to reimagine the use of my time and focus/dependence on a job for creative sustenance.

I am now reengaging the idea of making my art large and public, teaching myself “Rhino”, finding and applying to public art calls and simply enjoying making models and small art pieces again. The day is new and time has never been as salient a resource as it is now. I’m looking forward to getting back to what makes me happy and pouring myself into what really matters, creativity and sharing that through art (sculpture, cooking and experiencing the natural world).

2018- The time is now, as it has always been.

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Mike Baur & The Concrete Pour

Design, Inspiration, Work

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Ever mixed and poured 5 pallets of concrete? Well it wasn’t on my bucket list but I have to say, I would do it again in a heart beat.

 

I was asked to participate on a large concrete pour this past Tuesday and jumped at the opportunity. Showing up and seeing the rebar forms open and ready for the wood molds struck me.  Awe and a giddy temperament started to wash over me as I realized the full scale of this project. Several hours of mixing later we had the first form poured and molded up. Can’t wait to see the final form that this piece will take, stay tuned for updates.

 

http://www.mikebaursculpture.com/

 

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Brado’s Stools

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“Brando’s Speakeasy” has commissioned me to make a new set of outdoor stools for their renovated patio.  Chomping at the bit for experience and an opportunity to wet my feet with a creative, but practical application of my talent, I  accepted.

 

The hours have been long and through each set of obstacles set in my path I prevailed,  but alas I forgot to take pictures of the finished product.  I guess you will just have to go down there and check them out for yourself.

 

 

Finished –

http://www.brandoschicago.com/

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“Circuit” : Barbara Cooper Fabrication

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It’s April and I have had the pleasure of working on Barbara Cooper’s sculpture “Circuit” in the shop for the past week.  Its sweeping lines and marriages of stainless steel and wood has truly inspired me and keeps me in awe of Barbara’s work.

 

Yet again I am in the thick of what I love to do, making art.  The rigging of this piece is something to behold, and working on a problem without the use of a secured surface is something that has changed my perspective when working.

 

Onward and upward.

 

 

Finished –

http://www.barbaracooperartist.com/circuit.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/news/ct-dhd-library-sculpture-tl-0416-20150410-story.html

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Pedestal Fabrication

Design, Inspiration, Work

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Putting these pedestals together has been quite a challenge so far but through my determination and fortitude I am persevering. With the elegant lines created by using 1/2″ x 1/2″ barstock, care has to be taken to making sure the welds penetrate and the seams still remain clean. Great work for my OCD temperament, but also a great opportunity to temper that desire and make speedy production a reality.

 

I couldn’t be happier, learning and making something clean and strong. This is only the beginning.

 

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“Amplifiers” : Nicole Beck fabrication

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Since June Vector has been working hard to make Nicole Beck’s homage to the LED a reality. In a commission for University of Illinois Urbana Nicole has developed these forms from the wave form that LED’s emit, with stainless steel and colored glass to bring the piece to life.

 

I have been hard at work welding, fitting, and grinding the surfaces to a near perfection in preparation to go off to the sandblasters. After which Nicole Beck will come into the shop to create her specific pattern of mark which will cover the surface. I can’t state enough how excited and proud I am to be working on a piece of this scale and complexity.

 

 

Finished  –

http://www.publicartinchicago.com/amplifiers-by-nicole-beck-university-of-illinois-at-urbana-champaign/

http://www.nicolebeck.com/

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Vector Custom Fabrication

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Since moving to Chicago, I have been fortunate enough to work in several different shops. Each had something new to teach me and furthered my experience and passion for fabrication. Recently I have found a place that I feel at ease, with a group of skilled and talent people and an overall sense of family I can say that I have found a place that I want to grow.

 

I have been taken under the wing of the fantastic company, “Vector Custom Fabrication” and the work here is varied and complicated. From custom industrial modifications and unique architectural rails and stairs, to fabrication and modification of unique art and furniture. I couldn’t be happier and excited at the opportunity to learn and prove myself at this great shop.

 

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