Introducing a new signature style for Elements & Artifacts: ornate wire wrapping!
Viewing the body of my work over the years, it is easy to see a slow evolution in my art and jewelry designs. Reinventing myself is part of my creative process and something that is integral to my inspiration and growth as artist.
This year, I took a big jump with my art when I bought an Intuos4 tablet and began the process of learning to draw on something other than paper or canvas. It has added a new dimension to my skills and has bridged the gap between traditional fine art and graphic design.
This year, I finally chose to take a bigger jump than usual in my jewelry, and my workspace is now equipped with a bench block and various other tools for hammering and wrapping and oxidizing wire. I've been interested in learning these things for years and I am devoted to learning the techniques that will allow me to make my own mark.
This new metal and wire work can be viewed as another facet to my creations at Elements & Artifacts, and I hope these techniques will be a tool that will add depth and variety while also setting my work apart from similar jewelry artists and followers. The more I expand, the more I am able to articulate my concepts and inspirations so that the feeling or emotion behind something is communicated to you as the viewer. That is my ultimate goal as an artist as I continue to explore what my heart and mind conjure.
Here's to growth and change, exciting new offerings, and a new signature style for Elements & Artifacts! 2010 is going to be a good one while I work to fully claim this new venture. :)