Centrifugal

Ryan Crawford

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Artist Statement: I have a hard time with artist statements. Often, I don’t know what to say, or I feel as though I need to produce some eloquent elaboration of my artistic expression. In truth, this is a time of exploration in my artistic journey, and I’m reveling in new materials, new techniques and the unknowns of my trajectory. There are times when my art is profound, laced with meaning, and deeply personal, while there are times when my art is fun and whimsical. “Centrifugal” is neither of these things, but an exploration of material, and a test of craft. The creation of this piece was rooted in seeing how far I could push my skill and precision to make something compelling, interesting, and beautiful. The result is a two-way gyroscope, set with gems on each axis, and a dual sided Fibonacci sequence, mounted on stained maple with a brass inlay.

Materials: Enameled Copper, Brass, Nickel-Silver, Bezel-Set Gemstones, Maple Wood Base.

Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 9 inches

Educational Institution: University of Wyoming

 

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