VERMONT | Danielle Gori-Montanelli

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VERMONT | Danielle Gori-Montanelli

2,850.00

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A Million Pencils Collar

Hand carved and assembled wool felt

16.5"L x 16.6"W x 2"H

Now this is a statement neck piece! These wonderful hand carved and assembled color pencils will set off any outfit. And if you are not wearing it, it will make a fantastic piece of art in your home or office.

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Danielle Gori-Montanelli

ARTIST STATEMENT
When I start a piece, I have only a basic vision in my mind, more about what the work feels like than what it looks like. I just throw myself into the rich warm textures and colors of the felt, cutting it by hand or with custom made dies, and watch the pieces evolve almost by themselves as I start building up the layers. I enjoy the improvisational nature of the process, toying with the colors and forms and letting the work just happen.

BIO
Originally a successful metalsmith, Danielle Gori-Montanelli began making jewelry with felt after having two children as an alternative to the hazardous materials and methods involved in metalwork. Born in Washington, DC, Gori-Montanelli graduated from Sarah Lawrence College before spending a decade in New York City and another decade in Florence, Italy. She currently lives in Middlebury, Vermont with her family. She has exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design’s “Loot: Mad About Jewelry” show in New York City, the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council shows, SOFA in New York and Chicago, and the Chelsea/Origins show in London. Her work is in galleries throughout the U.S., such as The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. and Mobilia in Cambridge MA, as well as galleries in Europe, including the Lesley Craze Gallery in London.