microWave project
Artist: Alison Sigethy
Title: Levitation Tower 1 - 5
5 Steel Towers, Glass Panels, Electrical Fan & Lights
I make environmentally themed sculptures out of a variety of materials — many of them salvaged. Lately I have been incorporating physical movement into my sculptures. I’ve accomplished this by using air current, water, heat sensitive wire, solar powered motors, and gravity. I am intrigued by the impact and challenges of creating large works that move and continue to explore new ways to do that.

Alison studied theater and lighting design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and received degrees in Interior Design and Art History from Marymount University. She was a commercial artist and art director before taking up glass full time in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 she was a studio artist with the Washington Glass School, and has been a Torpedo Factory Artist since 2007. She has studied with glass artists Steve Kline, Elizabeth Mears,Richard La Londe, and Tim Tate.

Alison has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and been a speaker in the Smithsonian Presents series. She was the featured artist in the Phillips Collection Museum shop for most of 2010, and has curated numerous “green-art” shows, including America Recycles for the U.S. Department of State. She is on the faculty of the Washington Glass School, is a Torpedo Factory Resident Artist, and was the Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year with Marsha Staiger in 2010.

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