Sculpture Foundry and Metalsmithing Jewelry by Rebecca Rose.
“Early on I saw similarities between Sculpture Foundry and Metalsmithing Jewelry.
In both cases I started with an idea, and transformed that idea from concept to reality out of wax and burnable objects. In both cases I plaster coated the original, kiln fired it, melted metal, and poured it into the negative space.
I saw that sculpture and jewelry were the same, interchangeable.
The only difference between the two: one form of art is heavier, more apt to be immobile and decorative, and the other form is smaller, more apt to be mobile and functional. What was missing was a way to bridge the two. Sculpturings: objets d’arte.
I began creating Sculpturings at age 19 while attending NAU under a full tuition arts scholarship, studied with Joe Cornett Jr., and was a student supervisor under his instruction before graduating early with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001. In 2009 at the Maitland Art Center, I also studied with Jim Hosner, and Parsons professor Paul Maltrildonno.”