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Artist: Allan Goldin
Email: agoldin AT graphicsys.com
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/goldin.htm

=B3The shape is everything." If I had to, in one sentence, sum up my
approach to jewelry design, that would be it. Some designers start
with a stone and design the setting around it. For them, the stone is
the focal point, and the design is there to enhance it. In my work,
stones, when I use them, are there to embellish or accent the shape,
as punctuation; they have to be an organic part of the design and not
look like they were stuck on as an afterthought.

Jean Arp said, “We do not want to imitate nature. We do not want to
copy, we want to form. We want to form as the plant forms its
fruit…”

I eschew trends in jewelry design, whether it’s combining different
colored metals, or using the “stone du jour.” (Maybe I’d sell more
if I didn’t feel that way.)

People who own my jewelry think of it as more than decoration. It
becomes a pet, a friend, an ornamental companion. Like clouds,
everyone sees something different in the shapes and as a result, they
become good-luck charms, fertility symbols, talismans…

Alan Goldin
Montclair, NJ