AIMEE PETKUS "My background in geology combined with my desire to create, manifests itself in the work that I make. I take the unique, magical, and mesmerizing world of rocks, gems and minerals, and present them in a way that sparks a curiosity in the stones that are being worn. I am inspired by the vast canvas nature provides, where one will find geometric patterns, order and repetitive elements along with haphazard, disordered chaos. I combine geometric and organic forms to show the duality of art and science within my life, but also to mimic these juxtapositions as found in nature."
ANNA JOHNSON “Through adornment I strive to highlight the incredibly high value of nature. Jewelry has provided me with a platform to interpret a survey of plant and animal life mixed with gems and minerals in a way that creates a direct and intimate connection with its viewers and wearers. As an artist my intention is to create soulful pieces that present nature in an unfamiliar context that will perhaps trigger people to make more conscious efforts to protect the environment. There is intense beauty all around us, I hope we, as a culture, can learn to see it and form a mutualistic relationship within it and as well as between ourselves.”