Congrats to Ink Factory founder, Dusty!

Ink Factory founder, Dusty, has six beautiful pieces of work on display at the Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago. Along with her sculptures, she is also showcasing along with artists Donna Hapac, Terrence Karpowicz, Ted Sitting Crow Garner and Michael Young.

The exhibit is notable for the variety of approaches that the six artists take to their materials. Folwarczny transforms large-diameter steel pipe into curving, curling objects. Garner welds steel scrap into forms that suggest his experiences. Hapac builds and weaves open, organic forms from reed, wood, and waxed linen thread. Karpowicz employs the ancient craft of windmill construction to create his wooden sculptures. Porret casts bronze forms that suggest the human figure. Young constructs and welds sheet aluminum and stainless steel into swooping, plant-like sculptures.

All six artists are members of Chicago Sculpture International, a chapter of the International Sculpture Center, a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

Here are some of Dusty’s concept sketches of the work she has created for this exhibit.