Working with different textures in a three-dimensional platform enables me to enhance my ability to dissect the process and layers that I then bring into the digital world. Fashion Art and Fine Art pages are the strongest introduction to my personal philosophies and goals in life.
When working with fabric, the skill in developing a pattern, connecting the pieces through sewing and creating visual appeal throu ornaments is achieved. Working with metal applies many of the same principles, but with a medium that is not as forgiving with mistakes.
The DeVinci promotion bag was built as part of a branding piece to demonstrate marketing potential. For more DeVinci product development please visit Camen Designs.
The DeVinci Promotion bag began with exploration to pattern development. Once a pattern had been design, several material patterns and texture were considered for the bag to adhere to the look and feel of the brand.
Satin lining was used in the bag development, to provide a smooth inner surface. Incorporation of the DeVinci logo was achieved through attaching a hanging ornament to the bag containing the DeVinci logo.
The White Summer Bag was the mockup original design for the DeVinci Promotion Bag. Producing this bag assisted me in fine tuning the details for the DeVinci Bag.
Working with an inexpensive muslim and apply heavy interface to the material provided me with a stiffer material to build the promotion bag.
Visual interest was explored through piecework on the side and double stitching. The original design of bag, was more box like. I determine to make a slight adjustment to the shape of the bag when I proceeded to produce the final promotion bag above.
Metal work in jewelry is one of my passions. Working with metal in jewelry making brings out a different set of artistic skills. With all my jewelry pieces I create wearable metaphoric designs.
Fading Fall Moon pendant and earrings is a metaphor to the season of fall in our lives, with the hope of coming of a new season.
Sketches were explored of different designs to incorporate the metaphore in the jewelry piece. Once a pattern was selected, I began cutting out the metal shapes. Different fabric was looked at to find the pattern for the metal texture. Stone selection was the final preliminary step before work could begin.
After the material was selected, the metal was rolled with the texture fabric, pressing the texture into the metal. The leaves were crimped and bent to shape into an autumn leaf. The final process was soldering the pieces together, setting the stone, cleanup work, tumbling and then placing it on the black cord.
Interconnection pendant and earrings are a metaphore to the phase in our lives when we are striving to fill in the missing gaps. For me it was obtaining my BFA in Graphic Design and MS in Human Computer Interaction.
This piece has heavy metaphor symbolism attached to my educational pursuit. The two circles represents my two degrees. The three loops are representative of my life before, during and after my academic years.
The process of this piece began with sketches. I then proceeded to cut out the metal with the selected pattern. This piece continued to emerge as I worked through the process. Fabric with a grid like pattern was selected to represent academia's rigid structure. The circles were representative of not always fitting in academia's confines.
The fabric was rolled with the metal to press the pattern into the metal. The metal was then tapped into the concave shape. Three wires were rolled to flatten and then hammered to give texture and representation that life isn't always smooth and easy. The final steps were clean up, tumbling and placing the pendant onto the black rope.
Endless rings and earrings are a metaphore to our journey in life. We may occur challenges and course corrections, but as long as we continuing to stay engaged with our goals we will achieve our desired outcome.
My process for Endless collection was the same as the two prior jewelry pieces. Sketching, pattern selection, fabric selection, cutting out the pattern, rolling and manipulating the metal.
Creating endless in silver was a challenging process as I learned to work with a new metal. The fine metal work was easily melted when soldering to the heavier ring piece. Due to several melting experience the rings, just like life, evolved from the intial design to the final design.