© 2018 by Kara Bargmann

The Tangents Series, 2011

The Tangents Series is based in aesthetic manipulation of form and derives inspiration from nature without being conventionally organic. Instead the pieces and the process take cues from the more imperceptible order of the natural world.

 

The process begins with blank surfaces that are folded and spliced in large numbers and later edited. The chosen models are fabricated in silver or enameled copper as rings, brooches, and neckpieces. They evolve instinctively, growing to incorporate hidden or unexpected elements such as facets of gold or raw crystals. The crystals, though they contrast with the minimal silver forms, are an explicit reference to the geometry and preciousness that has been my inspiration. The work attempts to capture nature’s mystery as well as its effortless grace and unexpected surprises. 

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Neckpiece (from Tangents Series)

©Kara Bargmann Copper, enamel, linen; scored, hand-formed 2011 Photo: Eliot Wright