Ashley Stein

My name is Ashley Stein and I’m originally from Valencia, California, a small city just north of LA. I am currently studying jewelry and metals at San Diego State University, developing my technical proficiency and design skills. Throughout my childhood, I focused on dance and the creation of movement while also pursuing art. After high school, my focus shifted to further developing my art practices by learning more 3d mediums such as wood, ceramics, and metals. Since starting college I’ve become much more versed in different practices but ultimately chose to focus on jewelry and metals. I continue to attend classes and pursue my own art on the side to further my creative processes.

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venust paradox

Date of Creation: February 28, 2023

List of Materials: Handmade patterned paper, handmade textured paper, cardstock

Dimensions: 3*27*12 inches

Photographer's Name: Priscilla Camacho and Betoe

Model's Name: Ashley Stein

Other Contributors: Priscilla Camacho (photographer) Betoe (photographer)

Conceptual Statement: Initially, the inspiration for this piece came from the beauty of feathers and the power of birds as individuals and as groups. I studied multiple species of birds and came up with my own simplified version of a feather shape. From the beginning, I wanted to communicate fragility and the power of wings. I intended the form of the shoulder piece to look as though it was flying or rising off the shoulder like when birds show their wings. I used different-sized units to craft a simple neckline with a dramatic shoulder piece while still creating texture and depth throughout. Adding the longer section at the back, allows the work to interact with the body as a whole. This allows the eye to continue down the wearer, implying that the piece is almost a part of the body. I selected three different types of material including handmade, card stock, and textured paper to create this piece. I wanted variety in color and weight to create visual interest and allow the piece to move with the wearer.

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venust paradox

Date of Creation: 28/02/2023

List of Materials: handmade patterned paper, handmade textured paper, cardstock

Dimensions: 3*27*12 inches

Photographer's Name: Priscilla Camacho and Betoe

Model's Name: Ashley Stein

Other Contributors: Priscilla Camacho (photographer) Betoe (photographer)

Conceptual Statement: Initially, the inspiration for this piece came from the beauty of feathers and the power of birds as individuals and as groups. I studied multiple species of birds and came up with my own simplified version of a feather shape. From the beginning, I wanted to communicate fragility and the power of wings. I intended the form of the shoulder piece to look as though it was flying or rising off the shoulder like when birds show their wings. I used different-sized units to craft a simple neckline with a dramatic shoulder piece while still creating texture and depth throughout. Adding the longer section at the back, allows the work to interact with the body as a whole. This allows the eye to continue down the wearer, implying that the piece is almost a part of the body. I selected three different types of material including handmade, card stock, and textured paper to create this piece. I wanted variety in color and weight to create visual interest and allow the piece to move with the wearer.

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