Nettie Thompson : capstone
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The artist's statement: I pay attention to things. It's part scientific examination, tempered by childlike fascination. My work begins with immersive research. Whether this entails a morning hike in the woods armed with sketchbook and pencil, an afternoon spent deliberating over botanical illustrations and geology textbooks in the library, or an evening reviewing architectural magazines, a period of intense study usually heralds the beginning of any gestating project. Jewelry is both functional and decorative, a personal decision and yet on public display, joining seemingly disparate themes into ...