H E L L O
SUN is an ongoing exploration of gold and stone.
My mission is to bring beauty into being. What you will find here is jewelry made by hand from natural materials. I believe in using solid, 14 karat gold to make jewelry that will last your lifetime. To better align this project with my devotion to live in reciprocity with our Mother Earth, I now seek out recycled gold and vintage-mined rough. She has given all she can; we must now make use of all we have taken.
I dream in color, with open eyes. These stones come from the earth - bright & bold. The technique of inlay is a living artistic legacy of the American Southwest. I work with some of the most talented craftspeople that cut and lay these stones with magical precision.
Together we make luxury objects of beauty for everyday use. Slow and deliberate investment in adornment and outward expression. This has been my antidote to mass-consumerism and disposable fashion. I hope it can be yours, too.
Hi. I’m Laura. I am an artist.
I also make jewelry.
All around us, beauty abounds.
You too, are beautiful.
My heart sometimes wanders between here and the high desert—Santa Fe and chamisa fields. And wanders further still, to the frozen lakes of Minnesota—sight and sound obscured by whirling snow.
There are landscapes inside of landscapes. Interior panoramas, inner terrain.
How do you traverse yours? Feed yourself along the journey?
How do you know the way?
How do you know the way back?
My life. My heart seeks beauty where it goes—seeks avenues.
Ways of delivery.
My hands, faithful most of the time.
SUN is my bridge. It’s my ferry—a vehicle. How I get around.
SUN is a vessel that contains my creative life. It swells and shrinks to hold all and any fragments. My eyes. My hands. The things I find beautiful—the things I see. It is a bundle. A gift.
My art is controlled. Exercises in repetition and patience. It is my direct line. To reach out and touch the infinite whenever I sit down to work. It exists for art’s sake. It’s my constant, my meridian.
My jewelry exist for the sake of joy. To make life more rich and make every day more beautiful and glowing. Wearable objects of beauty and light. The ritual of adornment and expression of one’s self. Luxury. Coming into one’s own love. Calling in maturation and discernment. All of these things in the spirit of joy in being here.
I’m happy to inhabit both of these worlds and mush about, outside and in-between lines of category. I’m happy to share my work with you.
December 11, 2018
You can view Laura’s artwork here