Saturday, December 5, 2015

etsy!

Again, it's been a while since I've posted. I'm so bad at this blog thing. However, I've given my card out a lot at this years MECA holiday sale, and I realized that there's no link to my esty account, so I'll just go ahead and post it here. Thanks for visiting, and please check out my etsy store.

www.etsy.com/shop/nwarrendesigns

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Life update- and Holiday Sale sneak peek.

It's been a while since my last post, this is mostly due to focusing on life rather than studio work.  During the last year I've gotten married, bought a new car, changed jobs and changed apartments.  I now rent a beautiful house with a garage that I use as my studio.  I've been working on some older designs for the MECA Holiday Sale, as well as some new ones that I'll preview here after I get them perfected. For now, I'll give you a peek at some of my designs I have done already.

 Bone necklace- hand cast plastic 
available in white with option of gold accent


 Wishbone earrings- Hand cast plastic
Currently available in White, Black, and Pink with option of gold accent


"Thumb" tacks- Hand cast plastic
Currently available in White, Black, and Blue

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thesis 2012

I finally got my blog up, just in time to graduate.

 In other news, my work is up in the June Fitzpatrick Gallery.  The June looks fantastic and the thesis show as a whole looks pretty good.  I've also been super pumped at all the great responses to my work so far, and I'm looking forward to many more.







Artist statement-

My thesis work confronts modern issues revolving around the material value of animal skins, in comparison to the value of life.  What makes the loss of a life justifiable?  Drawn specifically to mice, I use the skins of these animals to start a dialogue about the use of mice in animal experimentation and testing.  Personally I feel that our society’s quality of life has been greatly increased by the use of animal experimentation, and that mice should be honored and valued for their contribution.  Fur rugs and stoles represent a high quality of life, and generally the animals used in these items are powerful, exotic, or valued simply as a commodity.  I believe that mice deserve this same respect, and by making these items out of mouse fur, I link them directly with the quality of life I believe they have given us, and translate the value of life into material value.