Our first ever Uncommon Jewelry Challenge is underway, and we’ve received some outstanding entries so far. Although our current contest is only open to jewelry design, we’re always looking for great new product ideas and invite emerging designers to submit their work through our product submission app.
We love hearing that artists are excited about creating and sharing their work, so we couldn’t wait to feature Gregory Zeorlin’s guest post.
Gregory has spent over 25 years exhibiting his work, teaching and presenting lectures in museums and schools across the country. He believes art is a catalyst for conversation. Here, he provides a bit of insight into his own artistic process. We hope Gregory’s words of wisdom inspire aspiring designers and encourage artists like you!
I’ve been exhibiting art and keeping a studio for over 25 years. I’ve worked in a variety of ways during this time and call myself a “mixed media artist” when I have to apply a label to what I do. But I take many liberties under the category of mixed media artist and have made large sculptures (up to 30 feet wide), as well as art that fit inside my shirt pocket. I’ve used metal, clay, wood, paint, found objects, stone, dirt, ash, digital imagery and written poetry to make my ideas. I work both in 3-D and 2-D and mix these two ways of thinking together.
Making art, as well as viewing it, expands our understanding of the world. I am challenged and invigorated when I see artwork that is foreign to my way of thinking. Art in the broadest terms…from music, theater, opera, visual art and writing all become opportunities to encounter a world that is both familiar and foreign.