Title of Abstract

Carving Rings of Stone

Submitting Student(s)

Sky GilbertFollow

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 2

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; fialaa@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.

Abstract

My artwork illustrates my relationship with nature. I am heavily inspired by nature and utilize its colors, shapes, and textures throughout my works. In my recent studies, I have begun to use a part of it to create my jewelry: the stone. In this study, I reverse the normalized idea of how silver and stone are arranged in jewelry. Instead of setting a stone in a silver setting, I carve a stone and set the silver atop it.. In this new relationship, the stone has now become the supporting, wearable mechanism and the silver the added embellishment. Acting like a patina, the silver highlights the details carved into the stone.

As I continue to explore this body of work, I will utilize aspects of nature through carved embellishments within my work and by the natural, unrefined stone element that I carve. I intend to make a series of rings and bracelets carved of stone with silver inlays as well as experiment to discover how to attach the silver to the stone.

Course Assignment

ARTS 491 - Fiala

Start Date

16-4-2021 3:40 PM

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Apr 16th, 3:40 PM

Carving Rings of Stone

My artwork illustrates my relationship with nature. I am heavily inspired by nature and utilize its colors, shapes, and textures throughout my works. In my recent studies, I have begun to use a part of it to create my jewelry: the stone. In this study, I reverse the normalized idea of how silver and stone are arranged in jewelry. Instead of setting a stone in a silver setting, I carve a stone and set the silver atop it.. In this new relationship, the stone has now become the supporting, wearable mechanism and the silver the added embellishment. Acting like a patina, the silver highlights the details carved into the stone.

As I continue to explore this body of work, I will utilize aspects of nature through carved embellishments within my work and by the natural, unrefined stone element that I carve. I intend to make a series of rings and bracelets carved of stone with silver inlays as well as experiment to discover how to attach the silver to the stone.