Midnight in the Limelight

Judy Kuskin, “Round Midnight” Necklace, polymer, silver

While I am on a short leave, feast your eyes on more polymer art jewelry featured in Art Jewelry Today 2.

Judy Kuskin’s Necklace is prominently positioned opposite the title page as a full page image.

Judy writes about the inspiration for her work, saying:

“Much of the inspiration for my work comes from the natural world. I have a great affinity for the Japanese aesthetic and the way they represent nature. Isamu Kurita in his article, ‘Japanese Art and the Japanese View of Nature’ says: ‘Among the words long used by the Japanese to define their sensibilities, are ‘mono no aware ‘[the pathos of things]. The term …is based upon a deep affinity with nature and beauty and a spontaneous emotional response to them. Japanese people wish to be at one with nature and they work toward this objective through the creation of works of beauty.’ ”

More work by Judy Kuskin

“Rainforest Tears” Necklace

Elise Winters is an art jewelry designer who has worked for the last ten years to promote polymer clay as a recognized medium for fine craft. Additional information can be found on the Mission page. You can see examples of her award-winning jewelry and learn more about her background at www.elisewinters.com Rachel Carren is an art historian and an artist who is devoted to recording polymer history, promoting polymer as a valued medium for fine craft and to the making of distinctive polymer jewelry. To learn more about her background and her unusual blend of skills see: www.rachelcarren.com