My work is reminiscent of the elegant forms of nature that to me, have spiritual and abstract qualities that forever fascinate me. My love of color is easily satisfied in the medium of enamels, metals and mixed media. The techniques I am working in are cloisonné and mixed media. I enjoy the rich surfaces, textures, and depth that I can achieve with enamels. I also enjoy the combination of metals and enamel, found objects and repurposed materials. I love making metal do what may seem uncharacteristic; flow, bend around, look soft and fragile, hold precious things.
The enameled pieces are set in metal like a bezeled stone or layered with screws and prongs. The pieces are always surrounded by silver or combinations of metals. Each enameled piece is fired 10-20 times in a kiln at 1450-1500’ F. Each firing is 1-3 minutes. In some pieces, the work is narrative: the words on silver holding enamels and found objects. Looking, seeing, holding the tiniest seed or leaf connects me to a beautiful world.
Shop Evanston Made: Lynn Floriano