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My current work is focused on the material of wood, it's identity and our relations to nature. Our Western culture is one of commodity. That which is not within this circle of trade and indulgence is trash. I see memory and value in wood and in the origin of the material. With this in mind I render my objects without completely removing their physical identity. A tactile memory, the bark, is left upon the piece giving one a visual connection to the original source it embodies. I am creating a direct physical element for the wearer that is about one’s personal connection to the environment. Through this work, I place value on the valueless.

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plants

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At 10:08am on June 7, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 10:50pm on March 27, 2010, michelle sotolongo said…
got to see one of your bracelets on mary mikel recently. i like where your work is at.
At 2:22pm on October 2, 2009, Julie Simancek said…
Thank you for being my friend! I love you work and your use of asymmetry!
At 3:54am on September 1, 2009, Theresa Burger said…
Love your work!
Looking forward to seeing more!!
Theresa
At 7:11pm on August 27, 2009, Tadashi Koizumi said…
Thank you for being my friend ! I love your work ! I love how you create those pieces with all those natures ! Earth is happy, you are happy, and I am happy, too !
At 12:10am on August 26, 2009, Emi Savacool said…
thanks so much for the comment, i really appreciate it! i love your work, especially the "points of protection" neck piece.
At 12:30pm on June 10, 2009, Marta Miguel Martínez-Soria said…
amazing your wood work i love all the pieces
i hope to see more in the future
best regards
marta
At 4:56pm on May 17, 2009, Lorena Angulo said…
Hola Griselda!
Your work is gorgeous!
Thanks for your nice comment about my work.
At 8:41am on May 16, 2009, Tricia Harding said…
Thank you Griselda! Nice to 'meet' you on crafthaus! Will you be at SNAG? Looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful folks I've been meeting here.
Love your neckpiece with the suspended acorns. Really nice juxtaposition between the roughness of the cast elements and the wonderfully smooth surface of the carved wood.
I see you graduated from New Paltz. What are you up to now?
Cheers!
At 12:19am on May 16, 2009, Kim, HyeJoo said…
Hi, Griselda.
It's wonderful that you've added me as your friend because I've seen your works few days ago when I just dropped in here, crafthaus.
I guess you're interested in neck pieces,
and it's so glad to meet you who has the same interest. ;-)
 
 
 

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