A New Adventure

I am always interested in reading comic books and watching movies. The similarity of them is that they both consist of frames. Each frame can be seen as a fragment of the movie. By connecting all the fragments together, the story has unfolded. I always have a picture in my mind after seeing a movie. I remember the silhouettes of children riding bicycles across the sky with ET in the basket. I also remember “Don” Vito Corleone sitting in a chair with a cat in his hand and listening to people‚Äôs requests in God Father. These pictures in my mind provide me memories of the stories and the movie going experiences.

I am also drawn to the daily objects that have been used by people. Usage presents the history of the object as well as the trademark of the people who used it. I have always liked a teapot that belongs to my father. It has a lotus root shape body with a vine like handle and pourer. There are a couple of lotus seeds on the lid that make jingling sounds while pouring the tea. Every time I see this teapot it reminds me of the life style and culture I am living in. With this teapot also come memories of teatime with my family. By connecting all the experiences, I have my own story with the teapot.

I think of my jewelry as fragments, carrying stories by using metaphor in my design, expressing the desire, wit or sensuality. I also see it as small sculptures, documenting the time and the emotion in which I live. Each piece, in a technical way, is an exploration of line and pattern; creating structure, form and motion. It also presents the imagination of the mind as well as the story and history of the making process. The work is not meant to isolate specific meanings, rather suggest a moment of thought where stillness, beauty and illumination can peacefully coexist. I believe that, while Art allows artists to understand themselves better, it also improves communication between human beings and can express a concern and love for society.

2 Responses to “A New Adventure”

  1. Tracie Piermarini Says:

    May I simply just say what a comfort to discover somebody that actually knows what they are talking about online. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people need to look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you’re not more popular because you certainly have the gift.

  2. Linda Woodbury Says:

    I was very moved by your comments about your life and stories being influences for your jewelry. The pieces have a quiet powerful beauty on their own, but when you tell the story about them, it brings them more into the everyday magic of life. I am just starting on the journey of silversmithing at the ripe age of 64, but I am so impressed by the incredible artistry of so many jewellers. I have been an artist all my life in various mediums, and love the possibilities for expression with jewelry making. Your work is so lovely and incredible, I am in awe of your talent and skill.

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