In school we’re taught geometry – circles, squares, triangles. They are precise, perfect, you can use math to make them (technically I guess you can use math to make any shape…) But they can be so sterile! (except triangles, they are so varied and pointy I can’t help but love them.) And it can be hard to create perfection. When something is so simple every imperfection shows.
Give me instead organic, slightly wonky forms. Rounded triangles, ovals, egg shapes, unidentifiable shapes. Keep it balanced, but teetering on the edge. While I may have had problems with somethings at the Olympics, I did
love Rio’s overlapping guitar pick shapes logo for the games. I even feel like they might have stolen it out of my head, it could easily have been a pendant design.
These kind of shapes have more of a connection to me, this earth, reality as we know it. Those perfect circles and squares are just ideals. Give them any time in the real world and they start to evole, erode, and generally fall apart. But I guess entropy is math too…
I’ve been a little blocked recently when it comes to designing. I’ve been stuck on stupid little things that are holding up my process, worrying about details to distraction. So I figured that I need to start playing around a little in the studio to get my mojo back.
I decided to try and make a chain out of sticks instead of hammered wire.
Then I decided to go super huge and use the patterns I was working on in conjunction with my tall sculpture as GIANT CHAIN LINKS! Maybe I’ve been watching too many morning shows, but I’ve been noticing that oversized is in (at least in some circles) and thought “oversized is who I am as a jeweler!” I’m taking it to the nth level with these links. OK, maybe not outlandishly gigantic, but giantly wearable.
Now I just need to decide on the texture for these bad boys…
I mentioned a while ago that I’m redoing the old blog. Before I jump into changing the amount of tutorial action here, I’m starting with the look. While I can’t get it to match my website and still keep this blog address, I was thinking of updating the look to be closer to the new look there.
Here are two examples of what that might look like: (keep in mind that I will be able to customize certain aspects once I actually switch over to that theme)
Or This One: There is also a dark horse i n the running. It totally doesn’t match my website and it isn’t cleaner than what I have now, but I think it works with the aesthetic of my work. What do you think:
Give your opinions in the comments. You are the people who choose to look at it, so let me know your preference!