ust a little something we made from polymer clay scraps laying around the studio. Hate to waste anything.
The latest in an ongoing series that explores baroque cruciforms in mixed media. We have always loved the super-ornate baroque and rococo styles, particularly as applied to liturgical items. In some respect this is reaction against the modernization of Catholicism. Not that we have any need to return to Catholic dogma of the 16th century, but we do like the style. For sheer pomp and awe its hard to beat a baroque church. As such the crosses we make are less expressions of a particular faith and more about the concept and beauty of faith and hope.
We collaborate a lot with other artists. This is really sandbox playing and we never know exactly what will come out of it. Really, we are more interested in the interaction than we are the end result. Its a zen kind of thing and the results are usually quite satisfying. This bracelet was the result of working with our friend and amazing glass artist Stephen Woodruff. Stephen blew the glass as a solid plate. We cut it up, carved it and set into sterling silver bezels for a bracelet. We both learned a lot about each other's media and techniques in the process. Happy Happy.
This bracelet is the result of a game that groups of artists play with each other. In this particular version, a group of artists are all given the exact same selection of materials and challenged to make something from them. Usually section of materials are as odd and irritatingly disparate as the game's progenitors can make them. Just to make things a bit more interesting, participating artists must use a proscribed number of the provided materials in the finished piece. But wait, there's more. Each artist must also contribute a "wild card" material to the mix.
For our part, we decided to repurpose what started life as an ill-conceived polymer clay necklace that had been quietly minding its own business in a dusty corner of the studio (ok, ok, the entire studio is dusty).
Et Viola! We Ran Off and Joined the Circus Bracelet. Patinated copper, sterling silver, polymer clay pearls
BTW the name comes from something a friend told us about the general public sees artists. "they're the people who ran away and joined the circus as kids". Describes us to a "T".
Public commission for the City of Fullerton, California
Polymer Clay earrings and stylish Devil
Polynesian Mo Betta carving and spirit harmony all right there on your lapel, just in time for the 21st century. Don't leave home without it.
2Roses is a collaboration of Corliss Rose and John Rose. Many people have wondered about the name. It made no sense to call the pair 3Roses, and after 42 years, the name 2Roses has stuck. But you can call them Corliss and John.
Both Corliss & John have been working artists since childhood, and are the products of an old world traditional arts education. This is simply because they are old and the world was older then. They are now living in the new world and really like electricity and stuff.
Over the centuries the two have established a style that defies definition, except that it is eclectic, unpredictable, irreverent and often humorous. 2Roses work often combines wildly unorthodox materials and themes to create jewelry that is, er… different. Some even deem their work “interesting” in a quizzical way.