"Tactility Training Blanket" by Howie Sneider and Kiki Sciullo

"Tactility Training Blanket" by Howie Sneider and Kiki Sciullo

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03/13/2018.

"Tactility Training Blankets" is a limited edition print and memory card game by Howie Sneider and Kiki Sciullo.

A limited edition of 100 prints. Sized to fit a standard 10” x 10” frame, the artwork measures approximately 9.5” high by 9.5” wide. The archival print was created by Tiny Showcase and ships with a corresponding certificate of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white print making paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.

Memory game, 2nd edition: The boxed memory game contains 16 heavy coated cardstock game pieces and a guide card.  Please note: the game edition is currently backordered and will ship in approximately one week.

The original piece is a multimedia quilt.  From the artists: 
"Howie’s quilt exists in two equal but defined states; As hexagonal blankets and rectangular folded masks that reveal hidden characters. They are a playful reflection on nationalism and cultural branding inspired by nature. 

Kiki’s drawings flatten the sculptures into icons creating a unique memory game experience. Players must match each piece in their dissimilar form, finding the sameness within the diverse cast of characters."

The print is available hand-framed in maple with archival mat and glass by Vermont's Joel Taplin of Taplin MFG. Framed artwork is archivally matted and hung with UV-protective glass. The hand-made frames are made from locally-milled wood with inlaid splines in each corner for added strength. Please allow three weeks for the completion of your custom, hand-made frame.

 

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Howie and Kiki have chosen Paws New England as this week's charity.  $200 from the sale of their artwork will be donated to rescue abandoned and abused dogs.

"We rescue abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters and desperate situations, provide them with veterinary care and much needed TLC, and bring them to New England where we place them in safe, loving homes."

 

Meet the Artists: Howie Sneider and Kiki Sciullo

"Howie's childhood exploration of the forests and abandoned quarries of Central New York encouraged his sense of wonderment and discovery. His work is exhibited in galleries, on the street, in sculpture parks and in the wild.

Howie loves sewing and hiking and can often be found bringing hand sewn sculptures way out into the woods. He has taught welding, fabricating, sculpture and drawing and has collaborated with hundreds of artists to create functional and decorative public-art for temporary or permanent installation.

Howie is the Executive Director of the Steel Yard. An Industrial arts collaborative and community organization in Providence, RI."

"Kiki Sciullo is a  graphic designer, product designer, and artist with almost 20 years experience. Kiki is always looking for creative adventures and collaborations whether it be public art, installations, illustration, branding and beyond.  Her work can be seen around town in the logos and designs she has done for, Cluck!, Féte Music, Armory Animal Hospital, The Compost Plant and Genuine Fred products in stores internationally. Kiki and Howie live and thrive in the Valley Arts District on the West Side of Providence with their two dogs and a cat."