A: I wanted to create a piece that would represent the change and movement of the world in a way that would empower the wearer. I looked at the universe and tried to recreate it
Q: Explain the technique and/or process you used to create your Momentum work.A: I started with a sketchbook and a goal to create a piece that could unify the art of beading and silver smithing because the two tend to be very separated, by metal smiths especially. I looked at the work of Larry Brickman and felt it was very celestial so I asked him to create a bead for me. I showed him my drawings and lent him my thoughts on color and the process began.
I first created the silver circles by hammering silver sheet for a little texture and then forming it into large bands. I drilled through the centers and cut tubing that would hold them separate. I then put silver wire through the entire contraption and curled out the ends rather than soldering so I wouldn
Image: “Phase II,” Silver, Amethyst, Jade Beads, Glass Beads. Artwork will be on display at Momentum OKC.
View, Purchase and Experience Artwork by
Oklahoma 's Emerging Young Artists at Momentum OKC.
Event: March 5-6. Gallery Hours: March 9, 10 & 11. Tickets and more information: www.MomentumOklahoma.org.