Beth Crowell - Spring Ring
Artist: Beth Crowell
Materials: sterling silver, copper, 22K gold, aqua chalcedony
Dimensions: 1.25” height, .5” band width
Spring Ring is inspired by this past year when so many of us reached out to nature and gardening to find peace and solitude, and help cope with the ongoing pandemic. As a lifelong gardener, it has been encouraging to see so many people embrace growing their own food, and creating beautiful flower gardens with such passion during a year of immense despair. My ring is a tribute to all of those who have found peace and hope through nature.
My background in art has included a variety of creative paths over the years, beginning first with metalsmithing in high school, then a professional graphic design career, followed by professional landscape and container design work, and in recent years back to metalsmithing. I have been fortunate to be able to draw from all of these creative disciplines in the work that I produce. My metal work reflects my love of nature and the landscape in its fluid and organic form. Color, scale, shape and balance are informed through my graphic design experience. I continue to explore texture and attention to detail, while incorporating mixed metals and further developing new techniques.