Friday, June 27, 2008

Fabled Adornment; Curtis Arima

Curtis Arima recieved his BFA in Jewelry/Metal Arts & Ceramics from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA and graduated with high disctinction. He went on to earn his MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He as been an Artist in Residence at both the California College of Arts and Crafts and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine.

"The world of over consumption and disposability we throw away the old or damaged rather reconsider its future utility. The "Transformed Adornment" series attempts to question ideas about value and materiality; Transforming (or destroying) by embellishing while celebrating its past. The objects' adornment grows out of the pieces linking them back to their decorative historical motifs of acanthus.

These pieces try to find beauty in the overlooked and under appreciated through representation in metal, while being a reminder of the chaos that can occur when one does not temper ideologies."

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