During our time together, Bob enthused about the annual Metals Symposium hosted at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina. I left him knowing without a doubt that January would find me there. As expected, I attended with my friend and fellow artist, Penny Arrowood.
My time at ECU was a catalyst in a shift in the way that I'm thinking about my creative pursuits, my career as an artist, and this time in my life. I was overstimulated in the best possible way, and one of the highlights for me was an a demonstration by Avery Lucas.
|This life-sized piece is smaller than Envelop.|
Each of Avery's creations is constructed from
one piece of copper. And yes, this "Hand Made Tray"
actually features her hands.
Avery is humble and overflowing with talent. She opened my eyes to the possibility of working larger with the same skill set and the same tools that I currently use in the creation of my jewelry. She also provided me with the opportunity to witness the real life process of chasing and repousse for the first time.
From here, I'll let the photos tell the story...
|From her initial sketches to the finished pieces,|
this body of work cohesively represents the artist's vision.