Instead, We Decided to Dance With Our Eggnog | Sculpture

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Dimensions:1.75"  x 1.5"  x .75"
Delivery Format:3D Artwork
Additional Description:Material: Sterling silver.

Note: This is an art object sculpture. It is meant to be displayed, but it can be a functional piece if you are gentle and care for it. It CAN be worn as a necklace. It CAN be used as a tea infuser. It CAN be displayed as a beautiful sculpture and loved just for that. The hinged base opens, so you can use it as a locket of sorts. The piece can be used as a tea infuser.

Process: This is all hand fabricated, cut by hand and soldered using a torch with flame.
Crackle and static interrupted us.

The ornaments decorated the table,

And the couch,

With a few on the tree.

We had important family plans to make,

But instead, we decided to dance with our eggnog.

Artist StatementI look at my pieces as individual time capsules: vessels containing meaning and memories. Nostalgia, place, interaction, and ritual are all facets I incorporate within the work. Each sculpture is carefully planned but I allow the material to direct me while I am working . I make objects that to me are the “everyday extraordinary.” These are moments with objects we tend to overlook which shape us and make us, moments I am passionate about making small-scale monuments for.
Artist BiographyAmber is an award winning studio artist practicing in small-scale sculpture and art jewelry, she has been working with metal for the last decade. In 2013 she placed for the Halstead Grant, Business Planning and Silver Design. Amber has exhibited in numerous fine craft shows such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, American Craft Council Shows, and Art+Design in Richmond, VA. In 2016 she was named a "30 Under 30 Rising Star" by American Craft Week.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor|Graduated
What I Love Doing
I love capturing a narrative in metal. I love making parts move with mechanisms I fabricate from hand. I love talking to people about their own history and how something I have created sparks an old memory.
What I Find Beautiful
I find the natural patterns (patina) that occurs on metal after being heated under flame to be beautiful. I also find a full cup of tea paired with a record player playing to be beautiful.
My Favorite Memory
My favorite memory spans across many years- which is all the time I took to sit on a front porch swing with my Grandpa.
My Favorite Art Style
Not surprisingly, I love craftsman and mission style art/craft. I also love surrealism.
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Artwork Medium Metal
Artwork Underlying Themes Childhood, Family, Life - accumulation of experiences, Loss, Love for a - other family member, Love for a - parent, Optimism, Reassurance, Tradition
Creative Style Modern, Traditional, Vintage, Whimsical
Collections For Her, Irresistible Art, Mother's Day, Petite Pieces, Winter Collection
Recipient No
Personality Type No
Subject Matter Other