Danielle Gerber, 26

DMG Designs

Portland, ME

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.






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