Andrew Raftery: Autobiography of a Garden on Twelve Engraved Plates

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3 Sep , 2019   Posted by: RGoulis


Eight years in the making, the artist Andrew Raftery, known for his masterful narrative engravings, tells the story of his most recent project, an autobiographical, self portrait on twelve ceramic platters. Each platter represents a month of the year and depicts a task Raftery does in his mother’s garden in Providence, Rhode Island. Fascinated with Victorian era transferware pottery, Raftery developed a new technique with students and fellow faculty at The Rhode Island School of Design for putting his meticulously engraved images onto the ceramic plates.

Film Details

Director: Richard Goulis

Writer: Richard Goulis

Year of Release: 2017

Running Time: 14:50

New England Connection: Richard Goulis was born in Connecticut and currently lives in Providence, RI. Andrew Raftery lives in Providence, RI and teaches at The Rhode Island School of Design.

Director(s) Bio:: Richard Goulis is a multi-media artist and came to Providence in 1980 to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. He was the recipient of the RISCA Fellowship for New Genres and numerous RISCA project grants, as well as research and development grants from The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. His performance work has been seen at festivals around the world and his video pieces are in the collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Corning Museum of Glass, and many private collections. Through his video work on the NetWorks series, he has showcased the work of selected artists in Rhode Island. He is the Founding Artist Director of The Worcester Artist Group, in Worcester, MA and was the Founding Artistic Director of The Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Number of shooting days: 60

Camera Used: Sony PMW-200, Canon T2i

Editing software: Adobe

Budget: 10K

Financed by: Other




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