About the Artist, the Work and the Process . . . . .
"I am drawn to the rhythmic balance of organic shapes and geometry juxtaposed
in nature. My desire as an artist is to rearrange these elements into something
intimate, expressive and wearable."
The artist approaches jewelry design as the creation of a small piece
of wearable art rather than ornament. Influences include her formal
background in painting and drawing, as well as her love of flower
gardening, patterns and textures in nature and the clean, bold lines in
architecture. Her unique aesthetic pays homage to a broad range of
artistic cultures while striving for a contemporary feel.
An alternative medium, polymer clay gives Stokes the freedom to create shapes
she can manipulate like miniature canvases, embellishing them with texture,
graphics, repetitive patterns, carved surfaces, or fields of color. Her
admiration for clean lines and a limited color palette keep the work fresh
She has a Fine Art degree in Painting. Although her formal education lays
the foundation for her design approach, she is primarily self-taught as a
jewelry artist and continually grows her knowledge through hard work,
experimentation and a passion for creating.
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