Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Guild welcomes Sandrine Colson-Inam, Jewelry
I am originally from Provence, France and a world traveler. I have visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe and lived in various parts of France, from Provence to Paris and the USA. All these experiences influence my work in many ways. My jewelry designs are exhibited in many craft shows and open studios as well as galleries or shops of the New England area. I am also a painter and mixed media artist (www.artofheart.com). I now reside in Boston (MA) and my studio is based in West Concord (MA).
Jewelry caught my interest many years ago and the vast majority of my jewelry creations are one of a kind. I’m always experimenting with new techniques and materials so my jewelry designs exhibit a wide variety of styles. Abstraction, materials, texture and colors are the inspiration for my work. I enjoy working with metal wire, glass beads, gemstones and pearls as well as polymer clay, enamel or other contemporary style painting. I draw further inspiration from the organized chaos of nature or art forms. Works come together on my bench as elements find each other through planning or improvisation due to their proximity, association or chance. I occasionally work with recycled objects such as discarded jewelry, stone pieces or chips, sea glass pieces, crystal elements from chandeliers, and more. I am inclined to produce asymmetric or symmetric pieces that are highly stylized, despite the unstructured nature of some of these elements, resulting in what I call organized chaos with an intent, creating wearable art.
“Art is the expression of one’s inner self. It represents what is, has been, will be, or is worth arguing or representing.”