Adrienne M. Grafton

artist statement
Emotions and memories inspire my work as an artist. My jewelry and sculptural pieces are about my life and conflicting feelings. I’ve found that in the cycle of life, there are both positives and negatives, such as pleasure and pain or loss and gain. I fabricate with gold, silver, copper, and brass to create jewelry about this cycle. I add color and narrative to my work with enameling techniques. I further enhance each piece with surface embellishments such as texture and add gemstones and pearls. Rough textures and sharp spikes are sometimes added to convey conflicting emotions.