Monday, July 11, 2011

Artist's Work That Has Influenced My Own

Etsy Metal Blog Carnival - July 11, 2011

The first thought that comes to my mind is Andy Warhol. What I love most about him is the idea that you should be who you are. And... I love 'pop art.' I love movies-particularly B-movies, and TV, and comic books.
Photo Booth Ring
Photo Booth Strip
Photo Booth Box

Pendant of My Mother
 I was inspired by his work to use photo booth pictures and shinky dinks to create narrative jewelry about myself and my family. 

I was a teenager and in my early 20's when things started getting crazy. Pop art, conceptual art..., what is art? It wasn't just visual art that influenced me, but at that time music was very influential and was just turning from 60's, early 70's anti-war, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Joni Mitchell to Patti Smith, the Ramones, Elvis Costello. Very edgy, rebellious, questioning everything, I guess you could say maybe a little paranoid! 

Heavy Metal Ring
How I feel that this has affected my more current work is that it is rebelling against high end, finely made work. Not that there is anything wrong with that! It just never fit who I was. My style is the opposite of that with fat welded seams and metal where there should be a stone. I like to think of it as working (wo)man's jewelry, meant to be worn every day.

Please check out where other artistic influences lie by going to these other Etsy Metal sites!!

1. Theresa - 
2. Kate Jones - 
3. Fluxplay Jewellery (Maria Whetman) - 
4. 2Roses - 
5. Elizabeth Scott - 
6.Andrea Ring- 
7. Nodeform - 
8. Beth Cyr 
9. Inbar Bareket 
10. Cynthia Del Giudice: 
11. Evelyn Markasky: 
12. AdobeSol - 
13. Quercus Silver


  1. Love your Photo Booth series, and yes, very Andy Warhol feel. Your current work does reflect your rebellious personality, as you mentioned. BTW, those musicians are some of my favorites too. ;-)

  2. thanks for sharing this insight into your influences. It's great find out more about your distinctive, creative voice.

  3. Great influences and pieces! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Now I see... Your work definately show the influences and the "attitude" of your work! Love it. I am very fond of your photo booth series and in fact all of your work!! Go girl.

  5. I like how you described it, a type of design that just 'never fit who you were'. I can relate to that!