Tabitha Ott: Blog

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Originally started in 2011 to document a Ring-A-Day project, I now plan to use it for updates concerning my work and life! Follow for notifications of new posts!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

RING No. 181

Today's ring is made from leftover "rocks" from our installation. We painted foam with two layers of paint. I am running off of 2.5 hours of sleep! It is almost time for the opening and I am hyped up! Hahahaha...Thanks for reading!

Materials: Foam, paint, steel, and plastic
Dimensions: 4.75 x 3 x 2.75 inches

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

RING No. 180

Today's ring is made from a piece of steel I found a while back and a piece of black plastic that came as a cord prong protector on an something electronic (can't remember what exactly) that I purchased a while ago. It has been a long day in the studio and we still have some work to do! Thanks for reading!

Materials: Found plastic, found steel
Dimensions: 1.75 x 1 x .5 inches

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RING No. 179

"Black bird singing in the dead of night......".....this ring reminds me of that Beatles song...

I got the bird from Nikki Couppee and the rest of the items were found by me.  Thanks for checking in!

Materials: bird, stick, elastic, HG, and paint
Dimensions: 5 x 2.75 x 2.5 inches

Monday, June 27, 2011

RING No. 178

The Collection II, today's ring is the sequel to Ring No. 124. It contains a plastic housing base from Alli Wickham, plastic tags from Nikki Couppee, Shells from Susanna Ott Sharpe, Chopsticks from Don King's artwork at "All that Matters" via Brian Sarama, found string, found driftwood, litmus papers from Sid Goff Jr., and Peacock feathers from Sarah Beth and Chris Williams. Thank you all for donating materials!

Today was a long day. April and I spent many hours at the studio and we made significant progress on our installation. Tomorrow will be another long day and then we will start installing on Wednesday!

Thanks for reading! Its time to get to bed....

Materials: Plastic, thread, seashells, chopsticks, cork, string, driftwood, litmus paper, feathers, and hot glue.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.5 x .75 inches

Sunday, June 26, 2011

RING No. 177

Yesterday when I was in Cleveland with Billy, Todd, Melissa, and Brian, I found this piece of rusted steel on the ground. I drilled a hole in some plastic that I had poured last year (sparkly!) and then finalized it with cyanoacrylate.

The countdown is on! Only 4 days until April and I unveil our window installation at the Downtown Gallery in Kent, Ohio! We will be posting our images of the making on a new blog! I will put up a link on Thursday! Stay Tuned! We have worked very hard for the entire month of June to complete this challenge....

Thanks for reading!

Materials: found rusted steel, plastic, and cyanoacrylate
Dimensions: 3.25 x 1.5 x .625 inches

Saturday, June 25, 2011

RING No. 176

Today's ring is made from plastic an Rubber. The black rubber pieces were given to me by my mom. Thanks mom! The orange rubber pieces are actually hair bands! The clear plastic was from a circular ring used in department stores to hang scarves on racks.

Thanks for reading!

Materials: Rubber and Plastic
Dimensions: 2 x 1.5 x .5 inches

Friday, June 24, 2011

RING No. 175

Today's ring is made from found objects. Thank you to William Rudder for the speaker wire, Pete Hurdle for the sequins, and Nikki Couppee for the plastic, steel, and aluminum. The screws and steel beads came from my personal collection of objects.

I am so unbelievably tired. I woke up at 8am today and worked at Kathleen's followed by a coffee break then I was off to work with April Bachtel until just now. What a long day! And it starts all over tomorrow! However, my schedule is not as packed as today's was.

Thank you for reading, Goodnight!

Materials: Steel, speaker wire, sequins, screws, plastic, and aluminum
Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 2 inches

Thursday, June 23, 2011

RING No. 174

Tonight's ring is made from steel wire and a brass spring that I found.

Materials: Steel, brass spring
Dimensions: 3.25 x 2.75 x .25 inches

RING No. 173

Today's ring is made from a plastic toy remanent that I found in front of Subway on Water Street months ago when I was with Terra. It was torn apart and quite mangled. I saw potential though! I painted it with some enamel paint and then sewed it to an aluminum ring that Nikki Couppee gave me.

Materials: Found plastic, paint, thread, and aluminum
Dimensions: 2.25 x 1.75 x .75 inches

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RING No. 172

Glow in the Dark Silly Putty Heart Ring! I found this plastic ring at Guacamole's a while back.....It had a purple plastic gemstone in it. I took it out and painted the ring black and then put a chunk of Silly Putty inside. I inscribed T. OTT on the back.

Thanks for Checking in!

Materials: found plastic, spray paint, silly putty
Dimensions: 1.25 x 1 x .75 inches

Monday, June 20, 2011

RING No. 171

Tonight's ring is made from steel "chicken wire", a mini steel key chain, and found steel wire (harder than the chicken wire).

Materials: steel
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 2 inches