Artist of the Day / Dix Cutler

I like Dix’s work a lot because she doesn’t finish the silver off so much as to take all the ‘life’ out of it.  She uses a process called ‘reticulating’ to leave some surface markings on it.

“I create artisan jewelry with sterling silver, precious and semi-precious stones and 14K gold aboard my floating home and studio on the Fraser River near Vancouver, BC.”


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Dix Cutler

  1. barbaraelka says:

    I love this post…You are doing really great work bringing together all these artists. Respect.

  2. Thanks Barbara, It does take time, but I think I get more out of it than anyone. Mike

  3. isabellart says:

    beautiful jewelry 🙂

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