My work responds to the properties of raw materials through repetitive processes such as melting, drilling, and hammering metal. I pursue balance between the contained systematic nature of form and its transition into more unprincipled, chaotic outcomes. Working through this process allows for maximum discovery and also encourages unexpected outcomes which lets the material direct my understanding of concrete entities. The final result of these inquiries may remain in metal or be transformed to print bringing a new level of conversation to this process.
I develop certain boundaries and restrictions in my processes, which allows my work to develop in a way where I can control the result while still allowing for the unexpected and encouraging chaos within a set of parameters. These restrictions paradoxically create an infinite amount of possibilities.
The final form of my work elevates the discoveries found through these processes. My goal is to present the unexpected moments in a new context. My work exists between the worlds of jewelry and printmaking – with the latter allowing me to consider the details of metal in a two-dimensional image.
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- Jamie Monosson Scherzer
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