LAURA JAKLITSCH

CAMBRIDGE, MA

I explore my personal form and color language through jewelry, using unconventional materials such as polyurethane and wood, in concert with traditional materials such as sterling silver and 18 karat gold. Drawing inspiration from the architecture of both the manmade and natural world, I take a sculptural approach to jewelry, deconstructing the details I observe into sleek wearable forms. For my wood and plastic series, I let the process direct the work, while making deliberate color and composition choices. The painterly, gestural process of cutting into the wood block and pouring the dyed polyurethane is contrasted with the diligence of the findings and the graphic quality of the lines. The resulting pieces are a delicate balance of both experiment and precision, and the wood and plastic abstractions begin to take on a precious, symbolic feeling.
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