Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I've just discovered the work of American jeweller Judy Geib. (thanks to "Dear Ada" blog)
Her jewellery is a journey into the natural world. Abstractions of geographic and botanical phenomena made with jewels and metal, these pieces are presented in knitted boxes.
This is a such an inventive use of craft. I love it when crafted wares tap into wider concerns and cross over in their intentions and integrity into art. For me, the best crafted items are actually as thought-provoking and strong in their intentions as the best piece of art. Great craft is exposed to the rough and tumble of the real world and still takes the viewer out of themselves, through a little jewellery, ceramic, textile window giving a glimpse of a world beyond the mundane.