As we await the release of our newest Art Attacks video later today featuring Orlando sculptress and jewelry artist Rebecca Rose, we would love for everyone to get to know her a little better. We have shown you a little of what inspires her, we have shown you her rings, but who is Rebecca Rose really? Join us and find out as we interview this truly creative artist who is definitely one-of-a-kind in her field.
All photos by Marcus Adkins
Rebecca, thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. Can you please tell everyone in your own words who you are, where you are from, and what is it exactly that you do?
I’m Rebecca Rose, and my art is a hybrid of two genres, giving equal and due credit to sculpture and wearable art.
I call them Sculpturings.
I sketch, assemble, mold, carve, burnout, cast, and polish fully realized, yet tiny, pieces of sculpture meant to be worn as a ring.
Can you explain the relationship between artwork and jewelry?
I saw similarities in both my Sculpture Foundry classes and my Jewelry/Metalsmithing classes during college, but I couldn’t understand why there was such strict distinction between what is considered craft and fine art. In both cases we started with an idea, and transformed that idea from concept to reality out of wax and burnable objects. In both cases we plaster coated the original, kiln fired it, melted metal, and poured it into the negative space. I saw that sculpture and jewelry were relatively the same, interchangeable.
And better yet, I saw established fine artists who were creating art jewelry as well, bridging that gap and dispelling the myth that jewelry is below fine art. Blurring the line so much that the line doesn’t exist or even matter.
It may not fully be in the mainstream consciousness yet, but it’s been happening for centuries. Check out the lot of artists in my Art Attacks Online curation, or thumb through the book “The Artist as Jeweler” by Diane Venet.
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