Peter Antor - RISE
Artist: Peter Antor, Illinois
Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, ebony, 24k gold foil
Artist Statement: Fabricated from wood and precious metal this ring is heavily influenced by architecture, especially the art deco era. The ebony base creates a vibrant contrast to the fine silver inlay radiating upward on both sides. This directional thrust is met at the top by a faceted pyramid created from sterling silver tubing. The hollow tubing invites your eye in and rewards the viewer with a luscious layer of gold nestled under the pyramid. Mixing materials gives me a chance to play with design and construct in a way not possible when only working in metal. RISE is a culmination of material research that began in graduate school and continues to grow with each piece.
Artist Bio: Peter is a Chicago-based artist, designer, and educator. After earning his MFA in 2016, he has worked as a resident artist, college professor, and recently opened a design and fabrication company. Working in a variety of materials Peter creates unique jewelry and custom furniture/lighting.
Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.