Hand-fabricated

“I don’t know if the deer or the combine have taken more soybeens out of that field.”

Home. Nothing has been so central to my identity. 200 odd acers of the poorest dirt money could buy has shaped my family for nearly as many years. It has made us rich, then left us poor, and now it…

Waves

From the sea, the reflection of the sun in the waves looks like small glitters that change color. This piece seeks to transform these sea waves in constant movement into a visual and tactile experience.

Amphorae Necklace No. 4H-3/7

The work I am submitting has evolved and refined over time to settle as its current body. The designs come from a minimalist aesthetic with a touch of classical feminine features in the form of the amphorae. The designs form…

Pisces

As a designer and metalsmith I am inspired by our natural world. In this piece I wanted to showcase the grace of two pisces fish and the sparkle of bubbles through metal and diamonds. Using the technique of chasing and…

Berry Garland

In my artistic practice since 2014 I have used repetitive mark making comprised of lines and dots to alter the metal substrate combined with vitreous enamel to give a tactile delicacy inferring surfaces and textures from my environment. Walking, observing,…

Icy Flame

Curiosity is the basis for my current work. A curiosity about the energy of color and the vibration of gemstones. How we, as humans, can enhance our lives and more easily connect with our spirit by wearing the two. Focusing…

Monument to Our Forgotten Past

The image of a dolmen and stone circle, harkens back to our shared human past. Long forgotten peoples, and history. Human dramas lost to the ages, buried, with only fragments left to glean a sense of who our ancestors were….

Baby Elephant Walking on Water

I sculpt images directly into metal with an ancient technique of repoussé. Each piece tells a story or is a commentary on a living thing. I combine these with stones many of them I cut myself to create the expression…

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Gleichgewicht is an ongoing body of graphic metalworks which catalog the voids we seek to fill, the equilibrium we long to attain. The bold visual language of vigilance reflects the raw nature of a corrosive society. Nüll link chains ponder…

Sinesis Bangle

SINESIS by Zangar started as a piece of fruit skin, grown in CA, and peeled in NY. It was twisted into a shell and left to dry into form to be saved in a mold. Then, cast in silver, it…

Blue Shell Branch Brooch

“Blue Shell & Branch” Brooch – reflects my interest with electro-forming and enameling. This piece is made from silver, copper, enameled copper mesh & pearls.

“Entangle” bracelet

This bracelet is part of the Force of Nature series, the unseen and structural natural elements that occur in environmental and climate changes. Wind, fire and erosion are part of the structure. It also relates to my collide series in…

LuBen Urn

Gina Westergard creates contemplative urns that mark the passage of time, celebrate a life that has passed, and evoke memories that remain. The LuBen Urn was made for a couple who wish to have their ashes combined. The urn’s design…

Untitled Bracelet

This bracelet was constructed from brass rods then electroplated in copper.

Sandbag in Suspense

Construction sites fascinate me. The orange construction sandbags are used to hold down construction signs. Necessary, temporary, seen, then discarded. Their anthropomorphic forms draw me in every time I pass them by. Some bags seem to be holding on with…

breathe 12

breathe As an artist working with adornment, I am particularly interested in the relationship between object and wearer. In my jewelry I explore the creation of self-awareness and the transformation of intimate physical understandings of the body. Is it possible…

Inspired by Duck Creek

Living in Arizona, having a German and Namibian background, I create fine art jewelry pieces in my studio. As an artist, I am not taught in traditional jewelry making. Furthermore, I consider myself an interpreter who allows for the spirit…

Moving Target

Throughout all of human history, there has been a fascination with the idea of self. Whether it is crudely rendered with pigment and animal fat smeared on a cave wall or snapped on a phone and augmented with the latest…

Her Tears Turned to Flowers

I am researching plants and animals that can hide, hibernate, or go dormant. I am interested in utilizing this as a metaphor to discuss how it would be nice to hide from the current social and political events. These works…

Object of Connection: Together

In my own history, the kitchen has always been the hub and heart of home. It is the domain of mothers and grandmothers, a place of gathering, offering and warmth. My work references tools of nourishment found in the kitchen…

Letters (Will)

Brooch, Etched aluminum, lacquer, sterling, 18k. A folded letter that looks like it could have been at the bottom of a purse for months has been carefully set in precious metals reflecting a difficult relationship with care and intimacy. We…

Timelessness x 2

As a big fan of 1930’s and 40’s movies and fashion, I used to spend hours poring over archived editions of WWD, Look Magazine, Vogue and from the 50’s Jet and Ebony Magazines. The fit, the structure and expert tailoring…

Device for an Open Throat

The throat is the center of communication and self-expression, the site for manifestation, transforming ideas into actualization. Related to the chakras of Vedic philosophy, in Human Design this energy center is a nexus- this crossroads may creatively “voice” through its…

Viking Ship of Bones earrings

Viking ships were known for their intimidating silhouette of a monster. Arriving by sail or by oar, the dragon head on the ship’s bow and tail on the stern must have appeared monstrous indeed. I see the forms of vessels…

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