BOTANICAL BEAUTY/A MARRIAGE OF ART & SCIENCE: SARAH GRAHAM’S OAK LEAF COLLECTION

BOTANICAL BEAUTY/A MARRIAGE OF ART & SCIENCE: SARAH GRAHAM’S OAK LEAF COLLECTION
November 13, 2015 Susan Campbell Jewelry
Susan Campbell Jewelry
In Happenings

Come explore the exciting world of avant-garde design found in Sarah Graham jewelry.  Showcasing fascinating work that can not be found in a traditional jewelry store, Susan Campbell Jewelry is adding Graham’s collection to our eclectic inventory that celebrates a true marriage of art and science.  Graham is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and jeweler, and SCJ is launching her new collection Oak Leaf, an innovative 3-D printed jewelry line which debuts Graham’s partnering with Formlabs (makers of the Form 1 + 3D printer.)

Graham prints gold leaves that are set as earrings, pendants or set on pebbles (as an oval pendant or ring). The result is a startling look of rain-soaked leaves with curled, delicate edges achieved by precision printing. This solid gold and cobalt chrome sculptural jewelry is alive and vital.  Technical details are clearly defined in the collection’s pieces and Graham’s layering of her 3-D forms add a lifelike quality.

This novel aesthetic captures two important aspects of physical memories in the metal: the wetness of the leaves, and the wrapping effect. Graham spent weeks “playing with lots of textures and making lots of adjustments to the position of the leaves as they wrapped around the stone.”  She worked diligently to find perfection in this new artistic process: “I printed my ideas every day for three weeks until I got the effect I was going for.”  Graham’s pieces are then enhanced with a row of small, sparkling diamonds embedded the golden oak leaves that are wrapped around a dark, steel rock.

Using the cutting-edge 3-D printing technology, Sarah Graham can “design with a level of precision that she is not capable of in any other material.”  Sarah Graham Metalsmithing meets the future, and the final product is breathtaking in its dewy resonance.  Graham’s 3-D designer renderings combine sculpture, jewelry, science and botany in a completely original way.  Truly a pioneering artist, Graham’s approach to 3-D printing has transformed creative jewelry with her layering look to form multi-colored metal designs.  Find Sarah Graham’s fascinating jewelry exclusively at SCJ.