Petra Class, ‘Iron, Neckpiece’, 1988, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross
Petra Class, ‘Iron, Neckpiece’, 1988, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross
Petra Class, ‘Iron, Neckpiece’, 1988, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross

This Iron neckpiece is an early piece from the Artist's personal collection and has inspired her simpler, gold jewelry.

From the artist: "Trained as a silversmith in Germany and having spent several years constructing tableware, my approach to jewelry making is informed foremost by the European tradition of applied art. I limit myself to creating jewelry that is wearable and also, to a big degree, to the materials traditionally perceived as precious. Within these limitations I’ve done my best to develop my own language, hoping to not only communicate my own sensibility but also a sense of contemporary aesthetic. Over the years, I find certain themes reoccurring in my work, the rhythmical arrangements of several elements, repetition of similar forms or colors, the unexpected contrasts of differently textured materials... I am endlessly fascinated with gemstones, precious or not...by the wealth of different reds found in nature, by the sea of blues: the opaqueness of lapis, the transparency and subtlety of a lightly lilac-colored sapphire. One can almost paint with these stones. Within the self-imposed limitation of, for instance, making a gold brooch, through my choice of colors and textures, I feel I can communicate a certain mood, an attitude towards life that in turn will be, I hope, sensed by whoever is looking at the piece...like a improvisational jazz melody, like an abstract landscape.."

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Shadow Themes, R|R Gallery, September 8-October 16, 2016

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