Recognize the Christmas tree in these earrings from Chicago’s Molly (SlabandStone)? She calls them Modernist.
Shapes boiled down to their essence make me inexplicably happy. Look at the way Molly pairs semicircles, half rounds, and ovals with metal shapes and her own fresh twist on terrazzo polymer cutout shapes. Here she is on IG.
Fresh twists are what I’ve bumped into again and again this week as I scoured the web for StudioMojo tidbits.
I’ve found some real bright spots in this December-to-Remember. Come squint at the 2021 sky with us to see what’s ahead.
These contemporary, lightweight Arcata oval hoops are from Portland’s Jane Pelicciotto, a graphic designer who wanted to express her aesthetic in another way. “it’s about a connection to someone you might not ever meet,” she explains.
A browse through her Instagram and website is like a breath of fresh air and a look at the direction that lies ahead for 2021.
It’s 2020 so why be predictable? Bet you didn’t guess the maker of these funky dangles.
North Carolina’s Julie Eakes creates photo mosaics and silk road patchwork and 3D dolls. She even dipped her brush into gelli prints. So it’s not surprising that she’s wandered off the reservation again with these layered cane slice earrings.
“Kinda crazy, like this year,” she says. Why not?
A PCD reader took me to task for my casual comment about “going off the reservation” in this post and she is right. My apologies for using an insensitive and racist phrase. As I told her, it stings to be taken to task…but in a good way and I thanked her for making me more aware.
Cinthya Cuba de Zabal’s (NinaZabal) right-angle arrangement of her earrings (technically it’s called Knolling) makes them both cheery and calming in this orderly presentation. Creating a weekly collection is an integral part of her overall process. Her colors are hot with subtle texturing on geometric shapes with itty bitty dangles.
Pennsylvania’s Genevieve Williamson, also in the Richmond show, shares a similar preference for light textures and geometrics using an entirely different palette that takes its cues from nature and stone.
There’s energy in both but no chaos here. Isn’t that refreshing?
That’s what we’ll be looking at in StudioMojo this week. Who’s making what and why? Orderliness with an edge appearing online. Hmmm, what’s that about? Join us as we investigate.
This video from Bonnie Bishoff introduces you to ASMR meditation and Bonnie’s version of polymer marquetry.
Totally chill, no words, watch Bonnie work and you breathe deeply, your brain goes all ahhhh with relaxation and then there’s a sudden buzz of “Oh, I get it.” Inwardly you squeal and clap.
This is Bonnie’s way of luring you into her CraftBoston.org store (click on Bonnie’s name) and her own shop where you can continue the bliss. You will leave feeling refreshed. (Here’s the link if it doesn’t show up in your browser.)