My design contribution to the Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective themed Pop-Up Show UKRAINE STRONG - Blue + Yellow at the NOCTURNE818 Gallery July 8 - 17th. For more information CLICK HERE.
Tradition + Protest: Reimaging Adornment as Symbols of Ukrainian Resistance
My design installation is a tribute to the courage, strength, resilience and beauty of the Ukrainian Women.
My interpretation of a traditional wedding ensemlble. This small installation is inspired by current symbols of protest (sunflowers) and the popular wearing of traditional wedding flower crown (The VINOK), ancient adornment (The Kolty) Earrings/Pendants with Venetian glass necklace (The Pazyorky) - the most desirable glass accessories because hand-made beads were transported from Venice.
As a jewelry artist, how does one go about creating a special project for a themed show! Inspiration . . . Sketching . . . Thinking out of the Box . . . Perseverance . . . Patience . . . More Perseverance . . . and a Lot of Luck!
Here is a pictorial journal of my design process from beginning to end.
FIRST OFF - Being Inspired. What the heck am I going to do?
SECOND - SKETCHING IDEAS
THIRD STEP - How to make it? Picking materials. Making patterns. Soldering parts.
FINISHED AT LAST . . .