Discipline: Design

Jumble Gym: Playful Randomness in Contemporary Jewelry

Stefan Gougherty creates jewelry that is curious and interactive. Sampling content from trash to treasure, these playful objects are unpretentious and subversive. Exploring the surreal through engineering and illusion, these antics of adornment can confound our expectations. In celebration of our collective progress, Gougherty leverages industrial materials and manufacturing processes to anchor the work firmly …

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Material World – Solo Exhibition by Ariel Lavian – Catalog

Ariel Lavian sees beauty wherever he may go. He collects objects he happens to find, whenever he recognizes the material’s potential. Beyond creating a merely decorative object, Lavian uses his highly personal material language for this process, enabling him as an artist-researcher to raise a dialogue regarding ideas and concepts close to his heart. The …

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Contemporary Jewelry is Not A Look–Its a Way of Thinking

Contemporary jewelry represents a specific approach for thinking through design. Making jewelry is, in essence, an authentic performance task. The jewelry artisan applies knowledge, skill, and awareness in anticipation of the influence and constraints of a set of shared understandings. Shared understandings relate to composition, construction, and performance. These understandings are enduring, transferable, big ideas …

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