June 23 - 25, 2017 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM
20 Years!

Susan Frerichs

Richmond, VA Medium:Jewelry Website:http://www.susanelnora.com Email:susanfrerichs@yahoo.com

I am drawn to imagery that reflects a connection to spirit, awareness, curiosity, and playfulness. My work explores the idea that, beyond the role of adornment, jewelry can act as a visual and tactile manifestation of memories, dreams, stories, and intentions. I believe that jewelry can become a powerful symbol of personal mythos, as well as a reminder to cultivate presence and openness. All of my pieces are hand-fabricated from sterling silver or gold. I often texture and oxidize my work to bring out its delicate details and sculptural dimensionality. Drawing inspiration from the unexpected beauty and sense of impending loss that can be encountered in the collision of the industrial and natural worlds, I often explore images of a fading American mythology. My work, which frequently stirs unique individual associations, also tends to point to our essential connectedness and a certain shared experience of the world.