Spring 2013

Amy Tavern

Amy Tavern’s work was recommended to me by a friend in the Metal’s department. I find the similarities between her work and my own to be pretty uncanny. Similarly to my interest in Martin Anderson, I am drawn to Amy’s construction methods which are simple but sophisticated. Additionally, I like the subtle introduction of color and texture in her surface treatments.


Necklace, oxidized silver, light blue, yellow and white spray paint, 2009

“Memory serves as a foundation for my work. The process of how the human brain creates memories is fascinating and I am intrigued by the fact that every time one recalls a memory she changes it ever so slightly, until eventually, the memory becomes fiction. I use my memories of jewelry and objects, experiences and people to form abstract representations and narratives.

I begin to translate my memories into objects, specifically jewelry, by using a variety of formal elements, stressing the importance of line, negative space, repetition, layering, and subtle visual movement. Then I add detail using two symbolic shapes: the bow as a symbol of remembering or not forgetting and the teardrop as a symbol of sentiment, happiness, and sorrow. Finally, I pair these elements and symbols with non-metal materials and spray paint to add even more visual information and meaning.”

[via Amy’s Bio]


Necklace, oxidized sterling silver, red and white spray paint, 2009


Necklace, oxidized silver, yellow and white spray paint, 2010


Bow Cluster Brooch with Chain and Tassel, oxidized sterling silver, white and blue spray paint, cotton, 2010

One comment on “Amy Tavern

  1. meganelizabethceramics
    September 30, 2013

    Oh yeah, I can definitely see strong similarities to your work – especially those long oval pieces you were talking about making into a necklace.

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