Sunday, November 28, 2010

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The constant battle between man and nature is something that we as humans experience everyday.  As an inhabitant of this earth, I take notice to that fact that man has put many limits, restrictions and boundaries to natural life. 
I am interested in abstracting forms within this struggle and evaluating these moments in time though the preciousness of jewelry making.  I believe that highlighting these   images in an intimate setting allows us time to digest these ideas. It allows us the time that we lack in our day to day lives to actually experience these rivaling forces. 


Creating tension in my work is integral to my process.  I believe that having juxtaposing forces whether it be in material, gesture, or conceptual idea,  can allow  an area on which to  contemplate the objects  I create.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This is what you get when you  combine surfers, spray paint, and power tools.  INTERESTING idea.  It was cool to see lots of people COMING out for art! 
Details: San Diego’s first ever “Art of War” event. A battle between 4 different local art crews, for top honors in creativity, speed & originality.
Location: San Diego’s historic Culy Trucking Company Warehouse. A 10,000 square foot battle-lounge in the heart of downtown.
Rules: 4 crews will compete in [2] 1 hour blocks with a 10 minute break in
the middle. Crowds will chose the best art piece and the winning art crew will
be featured in the “House of Elements” warehouse gallery event.
Art Crews: House of Elements Representing Logan Heights, Moniker Elements Representing Downtown,
Mobias Representing Encinitas, & Canvas Representing Pacific Beach.
To organize a crew to compete in future Art of War events Click HERE.
Monday, November 22, 2010 Doors open @ 7p
Art starts @ 7:30 Coffee, Food, Lounge & VIP areas
Culy Warehouse
338 7th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, November 19, 2010

Possible sites for installation

These are images I took over at the park near my house.  I am looking for a site to install the rings once they are finished.   I am looking specifically for somewhere that has open space but also has brush and trees in the back ground.  I think if i plant the rings more towards the open space so that the ring can been seen, but also have the juxtaposition to the real natural plant life in the background  it would really help complete the pieces via the site. 

Also I think the color of the site is important.  Ultimately the rings will have vibrant colors so  if the site is more muted they will really POP! in the foreground. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008

These are some images taken from this MASSIVE publication.  As I make my way through this book I will highlight artists whose work I enjoy and would like to share!

 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008
Compiled by Andy Lim
Darling Publications
Cologne 2009

Anna Lang

Elfrun Lach

Nam Kyong Sook

In process ring #2

This is  Ring #2 in process from a series of Rings that I have drawn up.  

Being from the large city I can’t say that my connection with the natural world has ever been that strong.  As a child of course I played outside and rolled around in the dirt from time to time, but I was never really taught to appreciate these natural occurrences as special or secret.
As and adult I have grown to be more aware of my surroundings and the natural elements that many of us take for granted.  In this work I am hoping to manifest a relationship with nature that I never had.  By creating fictitious gesture of to what I perceive as being natural is somewhat of a stepping-stone for me to come to terms with what I have been neglecting.  By physically putting these wearable objects into the ground I am symbolically bridging the gap between the natural elements and myself,  trying to get closer to a certain understanding. 

These structure are cooper mesh, plaster, celling  spray and a sealer
The object is to make them a light as possible in order to further push is wearability and use

This is balsa wood. my new favorite thing. these structure are SUPER light weight for how tall these are.
This wood element will be about 3 ft tall
ok  just kinding, its only going to be about 1.5 feet tall

Plaster and  wall filler. The  Styrofoam balls sorta don't want to stay on there but I will seal the whole thing and it should be cool
 These are the  alleged root systems for this ring. I made the black one and thought i didn't like it, so I made another one, which is up top and I dont like that one either.  So im going with the black one. Which means that in total, I have made three root systems ( first one not shown)

 Cheese cloth sealed in with a glue and water mixture. about 50/50.

 Steel  structures are under the cheese cloth but its freakin rusting! duh! awesome.  start over once again! this time i will coat  them with paint  to seal them!

 new drawings for the alleged "re- do"  re sizing the flowers looks promising!