Fire Dancer

 

Jodie Bliss, Colorado

My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Jodie​ ​Bliss,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​of​ ​Bliss​ ​Studio​ ​&​ ​Gallery​ ​in​ ​Monument,​ ​Colorado.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​practicing​ ​artist blacksmith,​ ​metal​ ​fabricator​ ​and​ ​glass​ ​blower.​ ​I​ ​create​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​fine​ ​art​ ​sculpture​ ​to​ ​custom​ ​gates​ ​and​ ​large​ ​scale public​ ​art.​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​public​ ​art​ ​is​ ​especially​ ​intertwined​ ​with​ ​the​ ​cultural​ ​arts​ ​community:​ ​a​ ​representation​ ​of​ ​ourselves,​ ​of our​ ​present​ ​time,​ ​while​ ​honoring​ ​history.​ ​The​ ​themes​ ​of​ ​my​ ​work​ ​are​ ​of​ ​invested​ ​interest​ ​within​ ​the​ ​following​ ​areas:​ ​the celebration​ ​of​ ​strong​ ​women​ ​on​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​level​ ​and​ ​the​ ​different​ ​archetypes​ ​that​ ​collectively​ ​create​ ​the​ ​fabric​ ​of​ ​the empowered​ ​global​ ​female​ ​identity,​ ​cultural​ ​traditions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world​ ​and​ ​an​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​diverse​ ​cultural​ ​design​ ​traditions. I​ ​have​ ​experience​ ​creating,​ ​fabricating​ ​and​ ​installing​ ​both​ ​custom​ ​sculpture​ ​and​ ​fine​ ​art​ ​public​ ​sculpture.​ ​My​ ​public sculptures​ ​are​ ​located​ ​in​ ​Salina,​ ​KS,​ ​Denver,​ ​CO,​ ​Colorado​ ​Springs,​ ​CO,​ ​Monument,​ ​CO.​ ​My​ ​public​ ​sculpture​ ​is​ ​also​ ​installed in​ ​the​ ​University​ ​Village​ ​Shopping​ ​Center​ ​in​ ​Colorado​ ​Springs.​ ​I​ ​have​ ​private​ ​commissioned​ ​sculptures​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​work​ ​in Colorado,​ ​Belize​ ​and​ ​Germany.​ ​I​ ​provide​ ​and​ ​exhibit​ ​hanging​ ​sculptures​ ​as​ ​stage​ ​art​ ​to​ ​both​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Monument​ ​and University​ ​Village​ ​Concert​ ​Series',​ ​organized​ ​by​ ​Wayne​ ​Hammerstadt.​ ​I​ ​mentored​ ​senior​ ​college​ ​students​ ​from​ ​University of​ ​Colorado,​ ​Colorado​ ​Springs​ ​in​ ​designing​ ​and​ ​building​ ​monumental​ ​sculpture.​ ​I​ ​enjoy​ ​connecting​ ​to​ ​community​ ​through education.​ ​I​ ​have​ ​been​ ​working​ ​in​ ​metal​ ​for​ ​over​ ​15​ ​years.​ ​In​ ​those​ ​years​ ​I​ ​evolved​ ​from​ ​jewelry​ ​fabrication​ ​into​ ​larger steel​ ​sculpture​ ​fabrication​ ​and​ ​eventually​ ​into​ ​blacksmithing.​ ​My​ ​use​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​blacksmithing​ ​and​ ​metal​ ​fabrication tools​ ​and​ ​techniques​ ​in​ ​non-traditional​ ​ways​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​blowing​ ​of​ ​glass​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​steel​ ​sculptures​ ​brings​ ​a​ ​unique style​ ​to​ ​the​ ​table​ ​that​ ​you​ ​will​ ​not​ ​find​ ​elsewhere! 

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