Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Art Smith... Made me over!
I become interested in Art Smith's jewellery because he used forging techniques in his work. It was described as Linear Undulations and I related to those words. Linear meaning created by lines and undulations meaning wave like in form and motion. I think these work explain the look of my work and this ring. It creates a wave like motion formed from soft rounded shapes. There is the illusion of movement to go with the movement of the body.
The setting really intrigued me. The rounded shapes also serve a function of setting a stone. Form follows function. I liked the cleverness of the design. It still keeps that rythmic flow flow yet serving a function.