I love the bold, geometric lines of these small sculptures.
“John specializes in innovative, contemporary jewelry designs utilizing unusual combinations of gemstones and stone shapes producing bold rings and modern jewelry designs that are nothing short of stunning.
All of the work is finely crafted in gold and platinum using gemstones such as Diamonds, Jade, Dinosaur Bone, Turquoise, Meteorite, and Lapis to create jewelry that is both modern and unique.”
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...
Some really awesome and original jewelry designs. Thanks for sharing.