May 12, 2010

Contemporary Jewelry

Author: Cathy Lynn

The shapes of Lisa Ceccorulli‘s art jewelry take the forms of stepping stones used to make walkways through ancient Japanese gardens. The stones (as well as some of the plants) were arranged in groups of threes, fives, and sevens. Today, Buddhist temples still have gardens based on the 3-5-7 design.

oxidized sterling silver and 22k gold


To imitate the texture of those stones, Ceccorulli hammers the metal against a rock and then sandblasts sandblasts it. The fused appliqués of 22k gold reflect her interpretation of the elements in a landscape. Through this collection, she tries to express the feeling of contentment and completeness that a Japanese garden can provide.

Lisa looks at three, five, and seven as symbols of the steps to contentment.

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