Winter Opus by Heather Guidero

Exhibition  /  30 Nov 2019  -  24 Dec 2019
Published: 18.12.2019

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Heather Guidero's jewelry consists of a series of simple geometric shapes. She works with these shapes to explore volume, movement, and pattern. The use of thin sheet metal allows her to incorporate these shapes into larger forms that are lightweight, yet have a presence of their own on the body. Each piece as it is worn produces sound -- the gentle noise of metal rings and discs sliding and clinking as the wearer goes about her daily routine. In this way, each piece is transformed into a personal, interactive sculpture.

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Heather Guidero
Guidero's collection combines hand-fabrication with sterling silver, 22K yellow gold and sterling bimetal. Hand-applied matte finishes in combination with burnished edges serve to accentuate the graphic nature of the designs. These materials and techniques also allow the geometry of each piece to exist first and foremost. Every piece is constructed and finished by hand in her studio.

About the artist:
Having grown up under the open skies of rural Indiana, surrounded by animals and agriculture, Heather Guidero early on discovered a love for drawing everything in sight. A community arts center class led to her surprising fascination with jewelry and two decades later, she is as enamored with the metalsmithing process as ever. It shows in her masterfully handcrafted collection of contemporary fine jewelry.
Heather Guidero. Necklace: Carved Curved Link, 2019. Silver, 18K gold.. 17 x 17 x 7 cm. Heather Guidero
Necklace: Carved Curved Link, 2019
Silver, 18K gold.
17 x 17 x 7 cm
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Heather Guidero. Necklace: Tourmalated Quartz, 2019. Silver, 18K gold, quartz.. 232 x 16 x 3 cm. Heather Guidero
Necklace: Tourmalated Quartz, 2019
Silver, 18K gold, quartz.
232 x 16 x 3 cm
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Heather Guidero. Earrings: Carved Arch and Quartz, 2018. Silver, quartz.. 5 x 3 x 1 cm. Heather Guidero
Earrings: Carved Arch and Quartz, 2018
Silver, quartz.
5 x 3 x 1 cm
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