Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Photos from the "Useful and Beautiful" Show...

As some of you may remember, a few months ago I was asked to include several of my designs in a group show in Indianapolis entitled Useful and Beautiful: A Return to Myth and Romance in Art. The show featured a variety of artists working in different mediums, all of which could be considered a modern take on the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic. I just received some photos of the exhibit, curated by the talented Merle Pace, and wanted to share them...I think Merle did a wonderful job!
{A vignette featuring Merle Pace's "Peacock Pomegranate Queen" Doll}
{Displays showcasing my jewelry, with photos of the paintings that inspired each design }
{A view from upstairs}
{A scene in the window, with Merle Pace's "Lady of Shalott" Doll}
{Artwork by Heather Sleightholm}
{Signage showing the inspiration behind the show}
{Artwork by Julia Jeffrey}
The show was held at Big Hat Books as part of the Fall Gallery Tour and received a great review here.
Some of the designs that were in the show are now available in my Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Designs for the "Useful and Beautiful" Show...

{Updated publicity postcard for the show featuring my Naiade Earrings and a portrait by Merle Pace}
I just sent off the box of jewelry for the "Useful and Beautiful" show last week and I thought it would be fun show some of the designs with the paintings that inspired them. Several of the pieces are new, some are slightly older, but all happened to match a Pre-Raphaelite painting perfectly!
{The Crystal Ball Earrings with J.W. Waterhouse's "The Crystal Ball"}
{The Na├»ade Earrings with J.W. Waterhouse's "Hylas and the Nymphs" }
{The Lady of Shalott Necklace with J.W. Waterhouse's "The Lady of Shalott"}
{La Belle Dame Necklace with Frank Cadogen Cowper's  "La Belle Dame sans Merci"}
{The Sidonia Earrings with Edward Burne Jones's "Sidonia von Borke"}
And I'll close this post with a video of the incomparable Loreena McKennitt singing "The Lady of Shalott," a song she wrote based on the words of Alfred Tennyson's poem of the same name. I've been listening to Loreena's music a lot lately while I work. Enjoy!