Danielle Gerber, 26
My copper and bronze sculptures utilize the form of the vessel with natural textures and forms that are created through the traditional silversmithing technique, raising. I choose to use the shape of the vessel because of our already intimate relationship with this form. I utilize the inherent qualities of the vessel, the implication of function, and natural patterns and textures to invite one to touch and caress these objects. I hope that this can begin to develop a personal relationship, engaging both a visual and sensual experience. I use high-quality, infinitely recyclable materials, as well as a technique that creates life long products, to add value to the objects; and possibly make the viewer question the nature of our materialism.