Joan North

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Dropping a Hint; textured sterling ring hosts a scene in which the lead character is dropping a hint, represented by a sterling tube

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Happy and Sad; textured sterling ring on which sits the contrast of happy and sad. (You pick which is which!)

ARTIST STATEMENT

Primarily a metal smith, I look for ways to express a human situation.

I have always looked for the creative path. I remember as a young girl carving my initials into my parents headboard (no applause for that one), being kidded for mixing odd spices, infusing new life into organizations with entrepreneurial left turns, and sometimes just thinking on a different plane. I have manipulated words, paints, plants, fiber, glass, beads, and metal. This “art in my heart” keeps tickling me at odd times to mix the ordinary with the odd.

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