Week 7-Artist Interview-Frances Salazar

I enjoyed looking at “Spark” this week at the Max L. Gatov East Gallery.

It was the work of Frances Salazar that really caught my attention.

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Frances Salazar’s major is BFA in metals. She has been working about three years with metal. It took her about two and a half to three years to finish the pieces presented.

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The above is “Sky Guardian.” This piece is a ring with a bird that moves to watch over the nest. I really like this piece because it is a really great piece of wearable art. I asked Frances if she could wear the ring for me to see, but unfortunately the pieces were waxed down, therefore she could not remove it.

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The above picture is of a ring set that she made. The ring’s name is “Metamorphosis.” This is because one of the rings is of a caterpillar on a leaf. The other ring is a butterfly accompanied by a flower.

11037893_826399467429494_3160114615677021842_nThe above is really amazing because it is a tea infuser! Frances made every last detail by hand, even the plate that holds the tea infuser. The name of this piece is “Silver Needle.” I hope to buy a tea infuser from Frances some day.

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Other pieces on display

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Frances Salazar hopes to start her own jewelry business someday. By the look of her work, I believe that her business will have much success. I hope the best for Frances and her future in designing these great pieces of art.

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