a little sampling of the beautiful jewelry and metalwork that an old friend Nick Mowers created before his passing in 2013. Last week we celebrated him at an opening at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC. Over $3000 was raised for a scholarship in his name to an art student at East Carolina University.
Emotions and memories inspire my work as a metal artist. My most recent pieces are about conflicting feelings. I’ve found that in the cycle of life, there are both positives and negatives, such as pleasure and pain, loss and gain. I fabricate gold, silver, copper, and brass to create jewelry about this cycle. I further embellish each piece with enamel, gemstones, and pearls. These elements bring beauty and decoration to my jewelry, which suggests happiness. Rough textures and sharp edges are sometimes added to convey conflicting emotions.