Gold Airplanes

In progress…

Posted in rocks by washleyill on March 17, 2011

recent rocks


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portfolio images on picasa

Posted in picasa, rocks by washleyill on January 7, 2011

Does anyone have a favorite app for viewing picasa images on wordpress posts?   I’d like it to make them look all perty in a gallery style feel.

here’s my picasa link–ENJOY!!!!

more fractal stuff…

Posted in fractals by washleyill on January 7, 2011

I found a pretty good resource for FREE fractal software thanks to the Fractal Foundation…

So far I’m pleased with most everything about the first download–XaoS.   Although,  I have not yet found an easy way to export or save as a jpeg.   I guess I may have to take screen shots.  If anyone has insight to this issue or knows of other free fractal software, please share!

Kaleidoscope focus (day 3)

Posted in fractals, glass work, kaleidoscopes by washleyill on July 31, 2010

The finished scope

(and holy cow, there’s so much more involved–this just scratches the surface.   I’ve gained an incredible appreciation in the past three days for kaleidoscope artists)

eye piece

side/top view

side 1

side 2

the chamber

its little feet

(more…)

Kaleidoscope focus (day 2)

Posted in fractals, glass work, kaleidoscopes by washleyill on July 30, 2010

Assembling the body.

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opening the kiln

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after cutting, trimming, grinding, and soldering.

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after cutting, trimming, grinding, and soldering.

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the pieces for the mirror portion

Kaleidoscope focus (day 1)

Posted in fractals, glass work, kaleidoscopes by washleyill on July 28, 2010

This week I have the pleasure of working with Charles Karadimos, renown kaleidoscope crafter and record holder for creating the World’s largest kaleidoscope. I thought I’d throw that in there…

I’ll be documenting the process each step of the way, please forgive my phone’s poor quality photos

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Preparing to slump

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Trace the mold.

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Cover with a wash so that the glass doesn't stick.

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More wash.

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Cover the mold with foil. Flatten the foil. Trace the foil onto a glass sheet.

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Cut the glass out of the sheet.

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Clean the glass and cover with a low fire clear glaze. Lay the glass on the molds and then fire .

zughaus opening

Posted in Uncategorized, zughaus by washleyill on March 29, 2010

zughaus art opening

Posted in Uncategorized by washleyill on March 15, 2010

art opening. ashley will

YES!  We are having a group show!

Come and see!

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f e a t u r i n g
sergio arreola
arika espiritu
victoria van wey
ashley will

t h e m e
nature/humans/science

d e t a i l s
Come spend the evening eating, drinking, and checking out our neat artwork.

We will provide some food and drink but if you’d like to bring finger food or a bottle of wine it would be greatly appreciated!

All are welcome and the more the merrier! Spread the word.

Installation day!

Posted in Uncategorized by washleyill on January 27, 2010
Rob and I installed our joint show in Priory’s Performing Art Center on Monday … it took FOREVER!  We didn’t have a theme because that’s how we roll, so besides our collaborative coral piece, we displayed a mish-mash of art pieces from the past 3 or so years.
I displayed my painted rocks, a collaged piece on recycled wood, a ceramic goat head, and a painted found object.  This was the second time I displayed my rocks in this space so I had learned a few valuable lessons…I’m not positive and I don’t want to assume, but I think that I may have lost a rock during my last show.  In effort to discourage curious hands,  I put the rocks in glass vessels of varying sizes and shapes.  It was not my first choice for a display but it definitely offered a good solution to both a clean and simple display as well as a deterrent for grabbing.
A few photos of the show follow… I will post more later.

rare specimens…

for close ups check out these past blog entries…..
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-organic.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-misc.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-pattern-color-blind.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-animalia.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-white-series.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-algae-and-molds.html
http://ashleywont.blogspot.com/2009/10/rock-series-lace.html

miscellaneous collages...


the daily life of the submerged

PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in Uncategorized by washleyill on November 27, 2009

documents from the last 5 years of my life

[ includes vacations, urban explorations, and observations ]



seagull casualty | outer banks, north carolina | 2007.



seagull casualty II | outer banks, north carolina | 2007.


crabs in restaurant | chinatown, los angles | 2007

koi pond ceiling reflection | chinatown, los angeles | 2007

window reflection | chinatown, los angeles | 2007

spectators at chinese new year parade | chinatown, los angeles | 2007

window reflection II | chinatown, los angeles | 2007

reflection in the marina | marina del rey, ca | 2007

my drive to school | westchester, los angeles | 2007

marina | marina del rey, ca | 2007

marine land | palos verdes, ca | 2007

marine land II | palos verdes, ca | 2007

marine land III | palos verdes, ca | 2007

marine land IV | palos verdes, ca | 2007

marine land V | palos verdes, ca | 2007

drawbridge | drawbridge, ca | 2005

fort ord | monterey, ca | 2005

brisbane trainyard | brisbane, ca | 2005

cool | redwood city, ca | 2005