Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Engineering a piece
Another issue is color. I think it dates back to my rugweaving days, but I always tend to think that if 1 version of a color is good than 5 are that much better. That is, If I'm using green stones, I want each iteration to use a different green. In designing these stone-and-tube pieces, I've so far fought that urge. For one thing, I think a piece looks less formal when it uses several colors than when all the stones "match." Also I'm beginning to think that just because a piece of jewelry is necessarily small, at least compared to a rug, more cohesiveness might be good. However, in this piece, just because the color brown is itself so neutral, I went back to my old ways and used several browns and brown-reds.