Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch sees beauty in common objects. Hardware stores are her inspiration for many of the mixed-media sculptures she creates. She transforms everyday materials intended for one purpose into something entirely different. Vinyl plumbing tubing metamorphoses into glass-like vessels. Steel nuts and washers are woven together to create undergarments. “My goal in my work is to draw the viewer in to take a closer look at materials and objects that ordinarily go unnoticed and see them in a new light.”
Her pieces have been described as “innovative, ironic, and humorous.” Her works have been featured in museums and galleries throughout the United States. Select images have appeared in a number of books and publications, including: Enter If You Dare, (Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!,) 500 Beaded Objects (Lark), The Art of Beaded Beads (Lark), The Wall Street Journal, Surface Design Magazine, FiberArts Magazine, Beadwork Magazine, Bead & Button Magazine, CRAFT , The Philadelphia Eagles Swimsuit Calendar, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal.
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch is a self-taught artist who draws upon the disciplines of contemporary beadwork, metal work, and fiber arts. She was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in New Mexico and Wisconsin. She currently lives in Needham, Massachusetts with her husband and two young sons.