Kimberly Nogueira's Videos (crafthaus) - crafthaus 2021-10-22T23:17:30Z https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=3mfidkotjvd80&rss=yes&xn_auth=no "We are all wanderers" automaton necklace tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2014-07-12:2104389:Video:488576 2014-07-12T22:37:41.986Z Kimberly Nogueira https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/KimberlyNogueira <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/we-are-all-wanderers-automaton-necklace-by-kim-nogueira"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328450283?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>sterling and fine silver, 14k, 18k, 24k, brass, peridot, rhodolite garnet, natural orange chalcedony, gem silica, tourmaline<br></br> <br></br> I made this automaton necklace when my son went away to college, an empty nest piece. The ringmaster either greets you or waves farewell--just as my son and I are saying farewell to his childhood while at the same time… <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/we-are-all-wanderers-automaton-necklace-by-kim-nogueira"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328450283?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />sterling and fine silver, 14k, 18k, 24k, brass, peridot, rhodolite garnet, natural orange chalcedony, gem silica, tourmaline<br /> <br /> I made this automaton necklace when my son went away to college, an empty nest piece. The ringmaster either greets you or waves farewell--just as my son and I are saying farewell to his childhood while at the same time the wider world is welcoming him. the flower is always in the almond tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2014-07-12:2104389:Video:488549 2014-07-12T19:43:59.743Z Kimberly Nogueira https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/KimberlyNogueira <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-flower-is-always-in-the-almond-an-automaton-pendant-by-kim"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328450249?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>copper, silver, bronze, vitreous enamel, paper, thread, found object<br></br> 2014<br></br> <br></br> This is the first locket in my Saudade locket series. Most of the images and illustrations, either etched or on lazertran, and some of the text, are from an 1800's children's book called Museum of Wonders. Is that what our earth is going to be if we don't… <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-flower-is-always-in-the-almond-an-automaton-pendant-by-kim"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328450249?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />copper, silver, bronze, vitreous enamel, paper, thread, found object<br /> 2014<br /> <br /> This is the first locket in my Saudade locket series. Most of the images and illustrations, either etched or on lazertran, and some of the text, are from an 1800's children's book called Museum of Wonders. Is that what our earth is going to be if we don't take better care of it, a museum of wonders? Are our children learning to care for the earth or use it as an ever-plentiful resource?<br /> <br /> The text contrasts two forms of wisdom, one in which animals (and by extension natural life in general) are dominated over and thought of as "lesser" creatures. The other recognizes animals, or natural forms of life, as sources of wisdom and knowledge for mankind.<br /> <br /> To activate the mechanics in this piece, you must hold the hand of the man and lift it up and down, as though it were your own hand. Think as you do, about how animals/natural forms of life fit into your general world view. Are they peripheral? An irritation? A delight? From textile artist Polly Hardy: "...innately we are animals but have manipulated or elevated ourselves into something more ('more' being a self proclaimed 'more' as top of the food chain and perhaps 'civilized') however we are still incredible primitive and instinctual creatures. We almost fight against what makes us human or at very least, there is a huge inner struggle between morality and instinct."<br /> <br /> Why do we love to get a fortune from the fortune telling machine? Because it implies that we are connected to something larger, that we are known and valued and noticed by the universe. We are. And every one of our actions should take this into consideration.<br /> <br /> I'm sure you can guess what your fortune says, "the flower is always in the almond", from writer Henri Bosco--one of the most beautiful phrases of hope that I have ever heard.<br /> <br /> A note about why you will usually always see the influence of very old toys (in this case, the two monkeys) in my work: We all have memories from childhood of favorite toys, beloved objects, transformational trinkets, that connected us to an imaginary world of possibilities, entirely of our own making. I am trying to keep that door open. an automaton pendant (action shot): did I request thee, Maker, of my clay to mould me? tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2011-07-31:2104389:Video:274321 2011-07-31T14:00:29.486Z Kimberly Nogueira https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/KimberlyNogueira <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/an-automaton-pendant-action"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328445599?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />bronze, silver, copper, wood, quartz, paper, epoxy<br /> 78 x 43 x 33 mm<br /> kimberly nogueira 2011 <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/an-automaton-pendant-action"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328445599?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />bronze, silver, copper, wood, quartz, paper, epoxy<br /> 78 x 43 x 33 mm<br /> kimberly nogueira 2011