Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Nemo Gould: Found Object Artist

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Saturday12:30 PM12:45 PM

Oakland, Calif.-based found-object fine artist Nemo Gould has produced a prolific body of work over the past 13 years that attempts to reconcile the innocent wonder of youth with the dull complexity of the adult experience. A look at his portfolio will deeply challenge any preconceived notion of what art made from salvaged materials can look like. He is a master of creating kinetic sculptures that bear clean, polished lines, exhibit fluid motion, and evoke a genuine, childlike sense of wonder and surprise. Gould's work has been featured frequently in national media and is shown in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.



Goli Mohammadi — Senior Editor


Goli Mohammadi is senior editor at MAKE and has worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue hit newsstands in 2005. Covering the vast and amazing world of DIY provides her with endless brain candy and gives her hope in the future of the human race. Maker Faire is, without a doubt, the most inspirational event sheu2019s had the pleasure of working.

Nemo Gould

I am a compulsive collector of things who has found a creative excuse for his tendencies. All of my work is made from found materials which I gather all over the San Francisco Bay area. My work has led me to pull many building techniques together including welding, machining, woodwork and furniture/antique restoration. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for my BFA and U.C. Berkeley for my masters, though in truth I owe more to popular culture and science fiction as creative influences. I believe strongly that art can be both meaningful and enjoyable, and I aim to continue working towards unifying these two principles.