FLORA... AND SOME FAUNA AT THE BALTIMORE JEWELRY CENTER

I am pleased to be part of the show,       Flora... and Some Fauna at the Baltimore Jewelry Center this summer! It will be on view June 10 – July 29with an opening reception June 10 from 6 - 9pm.

From cave paintings and illuminated manuscripts to Art Nouveau objects and still lifes, flora and fauna have been a continuous theme in our visual culture. It is only logical that plants and animals play such a large role in the decorative arts. Humans have a strong connection to other living organisms, we rely on one another for emotional and physical nourishment. Sometimes that relationship is comforting, other times threatening. This connection may be what leads us to adorn our surroundings and ourselves with flora and fauna.

Flora…and Some Fauna is an exhibition that will look at current representations of plants and animals in contemporary jewelry. 

Underpass, 2015

RING MAKEOVER

I recently had the honor of re-purposing an engagement ring! Here are pictures of the process, from the original ring, to the finished piece!

Dia de los Muertos Gala and Silent Auction at Lawndale Art Center, Oct 23!

For the second year in a row, I have donated a retablo for the Dia de los Muertos Gala and Silent Auction to benefit the Lawndale Art Center! The gala is super fun, and a great opportunity to snag some inexpensive artwork! Over the past few years, we have won a few outstanding pieces at this event! Click here to see the retablos for auction!

Lately I have been intrigued by artificial grottoes- my retablo is a large-scale version of a jewelry piece I have been working on.

OPENING FOR COURSE OF ACTION FRIDAY, MAY 29!!!

Last year I took a 3D design workshop at the Glassell School of Art from a fantastic teacher, artist, and friend, Nathan Dube. After the course, I was able to apply some of my (limited) 3D rendering skills to create forms I could not have done by hand. The piece below, which utilizes these forms is included in the current exhibition, Course of Action: 50 Years of Jewelry and Enamel at the Glassell School of Art. The opening is Friday, May 29, from 5:30-8:00pm at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

LAST CHANCE FOR MAPPED, URBAN ECOLOGIES, AND SOME GREAT ARTICLES

It's your last chance to check out  Mapped: A Survey of Houston Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork (closes April 8) and Urban Ecologies (closes April 12)!!!!

Here is a really great review of Urban Ecologies from Glasstire, written by Sandra Zalman: http://glasstire.com/2015/03/17/urban-ecologies-at-galveston-art-center/  I was great to be a part of a multi-disciplinary show, and Sandra's shout-out to decorative arts (my work) was exciting: "Walker and Wellen’s inclusion of decorative arts alongside paintings, collage and digital imagery is an unusual and smart decision that expands the idea of ecology with reference to both the arts landscape and the landscape of the body".

Here are some articles about Mapped: Swamplot Houstonia Mag

 

HOLIDAY BODEGA DECEMBER 7!!!!!

Please visit us this Sunday for curated pop up filled with genuine goods for you and yours. Featuring work from a select group of Houston designers, makers and artists.

Angel Oloshove
ChrisRann Jewelry
Corey Ackelmire Metalwork
Evens
Katie Edwards
Jed Foronda
Julia Gabriel
Leslie Shershow
Nathan Dube
Olga Starostina
Olga Tarasova
Oudvark
Studio WAC
Susannah Mira
Weird Wear

We're happy to be hosting food from Sparrow, drinks from Deep Eddy, and vinyl tunes from Sieze the Beat!

Events will ensue between 2:00 and 7:00 on Sunday, December 7th at the Houston Foundry. Come have a drink on us and shop the best of Houston.

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In progress

Last weekend I took some pictures of works in progress. As I post this, some of these objects now look completely different.