A D R I E N N E  M.  G R A F T O N

artist statement
The past, memories and my emotions inspire my work as an artist. 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 also create sculptural pieces from wood, metal, found objects, fabric and plaster. My art is about my connection with the past, hidden emotions and moments that seemed trivial at the time until now, when they are no longer.