Jennifer Wells

Trained as a traditional Metalsmith, someone who understands the qualities of metal and how it moves and responds to handling. The history of my field and historical techniques are a huge part of my skill set and vocabulary. While I seek to create my own original works, I am constantly aware of the Masters who have built the field that I am now a part of. My current body of work is the translation of my collected visual library from experiences into thin steel wire drawings, using 18-28 gauge wire I create abstract drawings in space as one might draw on the page. Some of the wire drawings remain simplistic objects for the wall or pedestal, while others are further developed into pieces of jewelry. This allows for the wire drawings and therefore the experiences to become wearable. Enhancing each piece with layers, height and different areas of negative space, this allows for the design within the wire drawing to become more pronounced.