JAN HOMAN - Metalsmith/Jewelry
A song, a photograph, the tactile feel of texture, or even an aroma, can often evoke memories of place and time. I want my jewelry to bookmark those memories.
My medium of choice is silver and gold, shaping and working the metal to form shapes that kindle movement and flow, hammering, soldering, and bending to connect pieces into a composition with depth, feeling, and harmony.
A camera and a sketchpad are always at hand, for recording the inspiration of a moment. Later, I develop those concepts and ideas into a composition. Then comes the plan for construction. I weave multiple elements, light and heavy, quiet and loud, foreground and background, into a dynamic composition.
Web site: www.ArtifexNC.com