1. Lepidópteros tras el cortejo., 2. "Libadores", 3. www.flickr.com/photos/elvirahmateu/3128236613/, 4. Opuntia ficus-indica, 5. Agujas de Tejo... Black or White, 6. Fertile volcanoes, 7. Comfortable street! :D, 8. Exhibition bracelet, 9. Strange vegetations 9, 10. "Wood spirits... with buns", 11. El Tesoro del Fauno. Pan´s Treasure, 12. El Tesoro del Fauno. Pan´s Treasure, 13. www.flickr.com/photos/elvirahmateu/2374220617/, 14. "Nube fértil". "Fertile cloud", 15. Presa II & IV rings., 16. El Tesoro del Fauno. Pan´s Treasure Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
I've been thinking about "bodies of work" and developing both a line and a personal look for my jewelry lately. I definitely think I have a point of view, but not sure that my pieces, laid out on a table, present a cohesive theme. So I've been looking at the work of artists that I admire and trying to pinpoint just *exactly* what it is that attracts me.
I love Elvira Mateu's jewelry. I'd own almost every piece she designs if my wallet would let me. I love the organic nature of her work. Her pieces are both whimsical and sophisticated. The natural textures that she utilizes are beautiful, the matte finish has an industrial bent that I love, the stark black and white patina's are deceivingly simple and raw, the unfinished edges are seductive and her vision is clearly understandable.
I see a great argument for a university education in the arts. It offers a broad background in materials and technique. The ability to experiment and play while learning your craft is a gift I'd love to have been able to take advantage of. The sheer amount of time spent creating and the challenges presented by the teacher's assignments with the luxury of having someone to answer questions the minute you need an answer sounds heaven sent.
This is what I was hoping the Master's Registry would do for me. But I haven't even started it yet. And when did I write the post asking for suggestions? How many months has it been since I signed up for it?
Well, I'm starting my prep right now. By beginning a series of Eye Candy's featuring some of my Flickr contacts. I hope you enjoy the journey with me. And if you have thoughts about the artists I present, I hope you'll share them here.