Teal Mini Tensegrity Earrings | Erin Seegers

$40.00

SKU: C183-242
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Tension and Integrity = Tensegrity, a balance of tension. These modern, colorful earrings by Erin Seegers pay homage to this historic design principle where objects are designed to maintain their stability, or integrity, through a pervasive tensional force. The bright teal front and light blue back are colored glass enamel applied over hand-cut copper shapes and fired to a gloss using kiln and torch techniques. The ear wires are hand-bent using oxidized sterling silver wire.

These earrings are approximately 1.5″ L x 1″ W including ear wire.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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About the Artist

Artist Bio
Erin Seegers is an artist and jewelry maker native to rural western Maine, currently residing in Brunswick. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997 where she studied Painting, Photography and Enameling. Erin spent 18 years as a freelance metalsmith working with jewelry designers countrywide. She is currently happily back to exploring her own creative vision in many media.

Artist Statement
My line of simple, colorful and wearable enameled jewelry represents a return to simplicity, in vision and craft, and to one of my first loves from long ago, enamel on copper. My studio explorations also include collage, encaustic and life drawing.

In the studio I seek simply to be present with a light and curious heart, responding intuitively moment to moment in conversation with the mysterious realm of creative action. I rarely impose a theory or agenda but accept elements as they come from internal or external sources. My inquiries often reveal a fascination with the human condition and how we relate to one another and express ourselves as individuals and cultures at large. Simultaneously the work expresses the depth of conversation that can occur through simple arrangements of line, shape color and pattern.

As I work I often feel I am a witness and remain curious about the origins of images manifested. I am enormously grateful to engage in the mystery that is the creative process.

Additional Details

Weight .025 lbs
Dimensions 1.5 × 1 in
Material

Enamel (Hot Glass), Copper, Sterling Silver