What the Sun Will Bring

Jennifer Fairman


Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry
Ellicott City, MD, United States

Pendant: 3.5” H x 3.5” W x .625” D; Necklace length: 18” Long

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Photo credit: Jennifer E. Fairman

This piece begins with my interpretation of connection. As a medical illustrator, I connect science and art every single day. Metalsmiths use science to create art all of time by combining alchemy, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, formulas, geometry, oxidation, electroforming, reactions and more. Two historical artists who used art and science influenced this piece: Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) who was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist. He became known for his close-ups of plants and living things, which were published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Plants). He was inspired, much like I am, by nature and the ways in which plants grow. Anna Atkins (1799–1871) was an English botanist and photographer who self-published a book of cyanotypes of British Algae. My approach to this work was a science experiment. I had sketched an idea, but that idea evolved as I tinkered. I found myself “testing” techniques I had learned and pushing them in new directions.

Jeni Fairman is a Maryland artist who evokes the beauty of nature in her designs. Drawing on her background as a medical illustrator, Jeni captures intricacies and elements she finds outdoors. Botanicals, insects, recycled materials, and other curiosa are transformed into hand-crafted pieces. Cicada-inspired designs are her studio's signature.

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