On Saturday I went by the SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) show at the Armory In New York. It was one of those situations where you enter and see a couple of wonderful things and think it’s going to be totally great, but then it ends up being only marginally so. I missed there being more functional objects, but I guess that's not the purpose of the show. Still, I loved the ceramics by Molly Hatch that used traditional shapes and glazes but with a contemporary spin and Michael Eden’s monochromatic plastic pick-up-sticks covered urns.
My favorite work was by beadist, Jan Huling. Her anatomically correct human heart, Japanese anime figures, pony and babydolls were simply wonderful—perfect eye candy with an ethnic vibe and a decided edge. I love obsessions and clearly in order to produce such intricate work, one must be obsessed.