Forgive the man who stares at your neckline too long. Embellished with a design by Cody Bush, it is to be expected. Strong planes and sensuous curves yield an intoxicating display of artistry. If there is anything to be said of Bush’s metalwork it concerns immaculate precision. Every minute detail is considered in the aesthetic of the piece. Influences ranging from science fiction to automobiles and biking provide the artist with a means to create boldly modern jewelry and vessels. Bush explains, “Its always been there for me. Its that sense of wonder and amazement and possibility that you can always find in sci-fi.”
When creating the newest pieces for the Acadiana Center for the Arts exhibition, Bush turned to CAD/CAM or computer aided design and manufacturing. This technology allows for ensured accuracy and serves as a perfect base for Bush’s hand detailing, including the setting of gemstones in unexpected places. The artist also uses carbon fiber composite, a material found in bikes and space shuttles, to provide the strength and distinctive look to the work. Durability is achieved with vibrant automotive paint as on Trillion II, a bracelet inspired by his son’s obsession with the film “Transformers.” Such innovative pieces fill the AcA with the kind of craftsmanship that has become all too rare, and with an art form not customarily on display. In regards to his chosen medium, Bush says, “I think it takes it into another dimension and its just that much more interesting and engaging when you can actually wear it or serve tea out of it. It functions both as art that can sit on a shelf or a wall and be looked at but also art that can be worn out and engaged with the public. That’s the thing about metalwork and jewelry is that it’s basically wearable art, wearable pieces of sculpture.”
Bush is a native of west Texas and earned a graduate degree from The University of Iowa in metalworking and jewelry with a minor in sculpture. He has been teaching metalworking and jewelry at UL for the past seven years but plans to move on. When asked what was next he replied, “I’m going to check out the prosthetics places in town, its something I’m really interested in, the organic and inorganic coming together and piecing it into one. I would just enjoy getting use out of my skills to help somebody.”
State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, surprised few in the Hub City Wednesday afternoon when he made (semi) official what most of us have known for months: He is running to replace Joey Durel as city-parish president.
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Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.
LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services.
Rachel Hector returns home to cultivate a generation of yoga instructors.
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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs.
It is distinctly possible control of the U.S. Senate will hinge on Louisiana, which is why, during the last several months, outside groups have made this the most expensive election in Louisiana history.
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
A constellation of South Louisiana musical stars descends on Parc Sans Souci to honor an ailing David Egan.
INDStyle Awards 2014 was one for the books; the American Cancer Society took over The Victorian's big tent; and the battle of the sexes was alive and well for Walk a Runway's Christmas fundraiser.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with choreographer Clare Cook for a modern take on a Stravinsky classic.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives
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Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Richard Buswell was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded his clients of more than $6 million.
The Latin Music Festival returns to Parc International this Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.