Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artist of the Week: Julia Harrison

Blue Belle, 2006, 2.5 x 1.5 x 5"
maple wood, gouache, lacquer, wax, nickel, magnet, epoxy

This exquisitely hand-carved wearable art is made by Seattle-based artist and jewelry maker Julia Harrison. Creating in wood and metal primarily, Julia also teaches jewelry and wood-carving classes. I'm amazed that she can pull these animated shapes forth from a dull block of wood, reducing the lifeless material to produce such a vibrant form. You can see more examples of her work on her website:

The Dozen Rosebuds, 2005
various woods, gouache broaches, also wall-mountable

Mirabella, 2005, 2.5 x 2.5 x 5"
maple wood, pearls, gouache, varnish, wax, nickel, magnet

Daikoku, 2006, 2 x 1.5 x 1"
pear wood, gouache, wax, nickel, magnet

- Cathleen 

[Images courtesy of the artist's website.]

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