5.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Mat board, unryu/lamali/tissue papers, annealed steel
These earrings have three style variations, each using different colours.
Facets Earrings began as sculpture, morphed to tabletop boxes, became earrings, and are now also in necklace form. The artist loves to make Facets! The title describes the angular sides of each component, which make it look different from every direction. Constructed from various papers, Facets are created piece by piece, side by side, up and out— meaning no two pieces are alike. Each Facet Earring may be gently rotated on its wire so any side faces out. Facets Earrings are finished with a clear sealant for wear.
Sally has drawn, painted, and created mixed media art all her life and is largely self-taught. She majored in psychology/minored in art history and literature at Northwestern University (1980) and received her MBA in marketing from the George Washington University (1983). After working in advertising and marketing in NYC and Boston for several years, Sally left corporate business to be a professional artist in1986. Her early work was in wood, mixed media, and found furniture/objects.
After learning traditional basket-making at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, Sally transitioned to wirework around 2000, making wire basketry and jewelry. For the past ten years, she has focussed on wire + paper, creating basketry, boxes, and jewelry.
Sally has been an art docent and taught mixed media and wire workshops extensively in public schools, summer camps, museums, and in her studio since returning to the Seattle area in 1995. She sells her work in galleries and museum stores across the United States.