arte facte jewels
|After five days interning at The Goldsmith Shop at Hope Bay on Pender Island, B.C., Peter Binner, a master goldsmith, said to her: “Now, go away and make 300 bezels”. In the 15 years since she has become a studio jeweler living and working in Lillooet, B.C. Using a simple small business model, she has created Arte Fact Jewels initially supplementing her jewelry income with work as a prospector (someone who seeks mineralized rock outcrops) for grassroots mineral exploration companies, work that has taken her to field locations across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. |
During this time, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver receiving instruction in sculpture, drawing, painting, film and sound. Building upon a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a diploma in GIS mapping, this education and work experience is the foundation for her work teaching her ways to explore ideas materially, conceptually and ethically.
I make art as an extension of Self and Life Experience. Like a seed, spreading and stretching up towards the Light and down into the subterranean Dark, the impulse is persistent and irresistible…
I am interested by:
+ Appearance: masks, mirrors, thresholds, windows; shadow
+ Color: emotional influence; the necessity for ‘grey’
+ Water: its ephemeral nature: presence yet transparent
+ Music: its intimacy and vibration; its relationship to the visceral or cellular body
+ Landscape: w/respect to ‘home’ – Where do you feel ‘at home’
+ Nomads: How to Be (or remain) One…
I am inspired by observation of detail, then framing a situation and working within the frame…
At the beginning, there is an idea. Sometimes I sketch it; sometimes I visualize it. I might be inspired by shadows cast on a wall, by an object from daily life, by a material. My intention is to release the image, to give it freedom. It is a way of communicating, to share with others and to understand what it is to be human.