U.F.O and Company
Steel, sterling silver, copper, brass, and magnets
3.46 x 3.78 x 0.59 inches
Photographed by artist
U.F.O and Company is a work made from a piece of found steel intended to represent our internal/external UNIVERSE. To ignite curiosity with regards to the hidden mysteries of ourselves, animal relationships (owl and mouse) and our world. Do we create and discover the universe through our own perception of things? Is the moon made of cheese- if we want it to be? What is in the “Black Box”? Are we a “Black Box” waiting to open and discover new things that were hidden within us or held in secrecy?
Kim McTaggart was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the United States in 1984. It was in Phoenix, Arizona that she discovered metalworking and learned to fabricate, cast, anodize and enamel metal. Later she moved to Las Vegas and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada. It was here that art professor Joanne Vuillemot, taught her the process of “raising” metal to form a vessel. After taking several workshops at the Arrowmont School of Craft her passion for making objects expanded to include moving objects. She has presented her work in galleries, exhibitions and other art forums, earning awards in juried shows and grants along the way.