[New Orchid Gallery] Todd Pownell

New Orchid Gallery
Todd Pownell

I approach the process of making jewelry with an honest respect for
the innate properties of the materials. the noble metals and
gemstones have strong qualities of order and structure within their
internal nature. a kind of fabric that evokes in me a sense of
admiration. i work with a focussed attention for the craft, which is
a visable aspect of the jewelry. my work begins with the thought and
recollection that “procrastination is the thief of time” as in
night-thoughts by edward young. with anticipation i enter the
process of making, (which is at times chaotic, yet filled with joy
and struggle too). visualy the effect is similar to the tensions of
a gathering storm in the night sky and to the low angled light as it
is cast across a landscape into the gazing eye.

Tap by jewelry designs evolve from an emotive to an aesthetic
experience and back. Romanticism influences the forms within the
jewelry. the interaction of dark and light metals combine with fine
gold and diamonds to evoke a sense of mystery and a sublime nature.
the diamonds are bead set upside-down onto the surface in pave’ or
simply scattered across the piece. This reverse setting captures the
reflection of light in a succession of broad flashes. the oblique
angles are illuminated and emit a feeling of twilight.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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I love the style of Todd’s work.

Linda Kaye-Moses