renderings


 
                                                                               Frankenstein

                                                                             Frankenstein

 

Melted chain links that support heavy burlap cast pieces bring an imbalance in weight and support to the center of discussion in Fractures, Repeated. When our way of connecting to other people is weakened and stressed on one perspective, we need to add new material to help the delapidated areas become strong again.

 

The Architect Ring shows that we can use the fragments of the past and incorporate them into what we build for the future. We can learn from what has not worked in the past. The burlap cast structure is caged as the centerpiece in this bimetal ring.

 

Our past is what makes us who we are. Every experience leaves a mark on our character. Build Me Up is made up of metal produced form three castings and much problem solving. An open mind allowed the seemingly useless pieces to gain new purpose and blend into a new design.

 

 
                                                                                The Lattice

                                                                              The Lattice

 
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The work that we put in to hold things together is the most beautiful kind of ornamentation. The More it Cracks is the visualization of the dedication and hard work that we can feel, but are usually invisible.

 

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We cannot control the way things unfold ino our lives, or how our plans will go wrong. I Guess We Will See shows that there is more than one way to achieve a plan. If we try whole heartedly for something to work, we will be more content with the final result than if everything had worked perfectly.

 

 
                                                               Get Me a Needle and I'll Sew It

                                                             Get Me a Needle and I'll Sew It

 

The Stronghold  was made to utilize the fragility of the    burlap cast bronze and add to it with layers of scrap burlap. The layers would be held together with large amounts of solder and ornamented with pewter dust to create a messy texture and a metamorphosis from a gold color to a silver and black.