Artist Jennifer Merchant specializes in jewelry sculpted from non traditional materials. Acrylic, paper, and corian are transformed into one of a kind creations that are a refreshing alternative to the status quo.
Artist Statement I enjoy the element of surprise in creating new and exciting things. Educated in metalsmithing, I now seek alternative materials to transform into wearable art. Through my work I aim to transcend its materials, encouraging one to see value in craftsmanship and innovation. I aim to expose people to a jewelry perspective that illustrates even humble materials can become precious.
Pop art, geometric form and art deco are my core inspiration for layered acrylic jewelry. Sculpting solid acrylic sheet that is layered with pages from magazines and books, I experimented for years developing the process. I select patterns and dynamic color combinations to create graphic manipulations of the original pages. Acrylic showcases and reflects imagery adding depth through layers.
I also create jewelry with corian, which has the appearance and luxurious feel of stone without weighing you down. Combining old Hollywood glamor and geometric forms, I create pieces that convey a modern sense of glamor.
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