by Joann Wells Greenbaum on 5/1/2009 10:02:59 AM1 Comment
"The wisest (wo)men follow their own direction.: Euripedes
I'm embarquing on a new direction in my work. As with the beginning of any journey, I have been preparing for the past month or so with researching techniques and materials to be beneficial in my "travels" . The process has been bringing insights into problem solving on aesthetics and practical use.
For now I will say that the direction is about translating my painted images into "tiny jewels". What this means precisely is earrings and pendants - visualize art that is worn, displayed on the human body. The body is like the transitory art gallery which transports the art work to new locations and new audiences.
While this is not a new or groundbreaking idea, because of the plethora of ways that it is in use currently through hand crafted fashion and jewelry by many others who have gone before me; it is new for me to be employing my images in this format, and it is a cause for looking at my work in a new way.