Small sculpture and paintings by Jackson Hole artist, Alissa Davies, are now in the shop. Stop in and see them, they are awesome! She used a variety of materials: wire, fabric, paper clay, acrylic paint.
She has used a lot of pod forms inspired by her childhood in and a recent visit to Maine’s seaside. Photos, left: mix, center: “Sea Objects #2” , right: closeup of “Breaking Out”
This cool piece, “Installation”, is a grouping of delicate fabric and wire pods and tubes.
This 2-painting series is acrylic paint and pencil on canvas and echos the forms of her sculptures. “Reproduction #1, #2”
I’ve been working on the chasing and repousse technique that I recently learned. Here are a couple of ‘in the works’ photos of a practice copper bracelet that will have ivy leaves on it.
The first photo is the outlines dotted with a punch to guide my work. The second photo is the beginning of the ‘repoussage’, I press out the shapes with various punches and then will flip the piece over for the ‘chasing’ portion where I do final forming and detail work. After that I will form the bracelet into a cuff.
I took a course from Davide Bigazziin California in the springtime to learn this technique. He’s a true master and makes amazing pieces.
Sunday I went to the Jackson Hole Taste of the Tetons and sold my jewelry. It was a fun day, gorgeous weather although I forest fire had recently started nearby.
For a change of pace, I recently made some mosaic mirrors using colored glass and mirror and copper. If you are interested in buying one, e-mail me. It had been many years since I’d worked with mosaic so it was fun to return to it for a few days. However, I do prefer jewelry making, it’s a lot less dusty and messy!
My friend and fellow artist, Delsa Allen, was there next to me selling her gorgeous photography. You can see her work here: www.reflectionsofthewinds.com