February 18, 2016
Exploring the Interaction of Reflection, Color and Surface
What should an artist do when her body of work doesn’t fit in any of the typical descriptive categories? Celebrate the uniqueness, of course!
Anne Cunningham’s works on copper and steel are the finished product of what occurs when chemistry and metals collide. Her career has been an evolution of experimental processes that took a turn when she worked at a garden shop. Folks wanted copper topped bird houses to have a certain patina, and Anne’s creative wheels began to spin. As a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, Anne has lived up to their motto of CONCEPT, ATTITUDE. TECHNIQUES, or MATERIALS undefined and in any combination!
Through the years, she’s transitioned from rugged assemblages, constructed from hand-cut, pierced, layered and hammered bits of metal, to the current collection, which consists of abstracts on a simple polished metal surface. Her experimentation continues with techniques that use the nature of reflection and translucent color to give it a sense of form. Some appear to be landscapes, dreamscapes or even distant galaxies. The mood can range from serene to vibrant and intense.
All are exquisite and unique!
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May 15, 2017
April 29, 2017
They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.
Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.
April 14, 2017
According to GIA, in 2015, Christie’s and Sotheby’s had reported an estimated $1.2 billion in gemstone and jewelry sales, in addition to the $70-$80 million by Bonham’s of London and Tiancheng in Hong Kong.
Gemstones and fine jewelry continue to set records at large auction houses by collectors all over the world. Gemstone collecting continues to grow in popularity and if you’ve wanted to start your own collection, but are unsure where to start, we’ve got a few tips on how to define a collection.