by Rachel Rose and Seth Dillon Dazey
December 1 through December 23, 2017.
The public will have the opportunity to meet artists at the opening reception on Friday December 1, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm. Their one-of-a-kind jewelry and sculptural pieces would make wonderful Christmas gifts. This exhibit remains up through Saturday, December 23.
This event is free and open to the public and is part of the Tulsa Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl.
In their artists’ statement, they describe both their inspiration for their art as well as their art itself: “Unpredictable, spontaneous, effortless flow – all are descriptors of the life of birds as well as this series of works in Sterling silver, copper and wood. These materials are the connective fabric of our world; from telephone wires to electronics we are surrounded by these natural conduits of human contact. Likewise, birds use these structures to congregate, finding shelter in the human constructed environment. Emerging into the world, HATCH evokes reverence for nature and honors the sacred connection shared by all living creatures.”
Rachel Rose was born in Tulsa and attended Tulsa School for the Arts and Sciences, graduating in 2005. She studied with the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville before beginning her career as a jeweler while living in Mexico in 2007. Two years later, she returned to Tulsa where she studied silversmithing with Bill Derrevere, developing a unique style featuring artisan techniques. Her husband and creative partner Seth Dillon was also born in Tulsa, graduating from Union in 2003. His artistic repertoire includes music, woodworking and metalsmithing. His work has been featured in local galleries and national juried art shows.
Image: Hawk Wing – Metal, 8″ x 9″, 2017