PHOTOBLOG: A 'lost piece' recreated revives other art works

TRISTON EVANS, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The North Greenville College of Fine Arts hosted an art exhibit last Tuesday and featured some incredible works by the department's faculty.

Hayley Douglas' bloom of hanging ceramic jellyfish. Douglas is an instructor of graphic arts and ceramics at NGU.

Hayley Douglas' bloom of hanging ceramic jellyfish. Douglas is an instructor of graphic arts and ceramics at NGU.

Blake Smith's photograph,  Twin Towers , captures a town's charismatic graffiti art.

Blake Smith's photograph, Twin Towers, captures a town's charismatic graffiti art.

Pieta l  by Blake Smith uses a wet plate collodion process. This earlier photographic technique was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851.

Pieta l by Blake Smith uses a wet plate collodion process. This earlier photographic technique was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851.

Smith presents observers with another wet plate collodion in  Homage to Steiglitz . The name of the piece draws reference to the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz of Hoboken, N.J. who died in 1946.

Smith presents observers with another wet plate collodion in Homage to Steiglitz. The name of the piece draws reference to the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz of Hoboken, N.J. who died in 1946.

Rather than using dye-based inks, pigment-based inks were used in a photographic technique known as archival pigment print for  Marys Place . Smith used this particular technique to give the photo a more professional appearance and to improve its longevity.

Rather than using dye-based inks, pigment-based inks were used in a photographic technique known as archival pigment print for Marys Place. Smith used this particular technique to give the photo a more professional appearance and to improve its longevity.

Chair of the Art Department, Zac Buser sculpted  Incubate  using lead, gauze, steel, poplar and polyurethane.

Chair of the Art Department, Zac Buser sculpted Incubate using lead, gauze, steel, poplar and polyurethane.

Tongue Prothesis  and  Tongue Prothesis 2 . Buser's conceptual theme behind the use of lead and gauze for his sculptures, in his words, "...occupies the liminal point where injury and restoration merge into a simultaneous elegy to brokenness and a prayer for the hope of redemption."

Tongue Prothesis and Tongue Prothesis 2. Buser's conceptual theme behind the use of lead and gauze for his sculptures, in his words, "...occupies the liminal point where injury and restoration merge into a simultaneous elegy to brokenness and a prayer for the hope of redemption."

This sculpture was created by an anonymous artist in the department to mimic a horse, as indicated by its leather, bridal-like straps.

This sculpture was created by an anonymous artist in the department to mimic a horse, as indicated by its leather, bridal-like straps.

The dimensions and rational proportions of the head, elongated neck, back and tail reflects the physical features of a horse as well.

The dimensions and rational proportions of the head, elongated neck, back and tail reflects the physical features of a horse as well.