Hampton, Melissa
St. Louis, MO
Artist Statement
The act of creation is a powerful force. It often involves the destruction of one thing to produce something new. As I work at the jewelry bench, I often meditate on creation stories of both a geological and spiritual nature. My work explores the spaces where modern meets rustic and sleek meets organic. I gravitate toward organic forms and fluid textures, and I use traditional metalsmithing techniques such as fabrication, fusing, and stone setting to express big ideas in the form of small silver and gold wearable sculptures.
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