Floor Jewelry

Last week, we delved into some of Valerie’s wall sculptures, her penchant for water and it’s undulating ebbs and flows.

This week brings you to my favorite of her floor pieces: Making of a Tidepool, 32” x 36” x 18”, forged steel with a crystal center vase suitable for large votive candle or floating flowers.

To me, this resembles an avant-garde water ballerina moving to music not yet composed – unrestrained, free-flowing and feminine.
Simply enchanting.

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What do you see in this sculpture?

For more information on purchasing this one-of-a-kind piece, please contact Valerie

Sculptural Art Jewelry for Your Home

We’ve typically discussed the feminine resilience portrayed through the soft curves of Valerie’s sculptural art jewelry, but for the next couple of posts, allow us a brief diversion into another realm of her sculptural art–jewelry for your home.  Each piece represents the freely flowing water found in waterfalls, rivers, streams and oceans.

From the adornment of your private home to the enhancement of a corporate setting, Valerie’s sculptures cause the eye to linger just a little longer. This lingering can be good for business and emotional health. It can offer a respite from the ordinary or pressures of the day.

Most homes and offices have walls adorned with art, but owners often forget that availing a blank wall as a canvas for exquisite sculptures can lend a new dimension to their home or business.

Currently, VOSTENAKstudios is represented with several pieces at the lovely Titus Contemporary Gallery in Carmel. (San Carlos Between 5th & 6th, Carmel, CA 93921)

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Breaking Wave, 48” x 72” x 7”, forged steel, apophyllite crystal

                           
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Surfer’s Dream, 68” x 41” x 7”, forged steel, flourite cluster
In this series, Valerie describes:
“I seek to capture the power and the energy in the movement of ocean waves. The way it roars toward the shore and breaks into a wild display on rocky cliffs, laps at a sandy beach, or tangles the sea grasses below the surface.

Viewing the flowing steel as one views a mandala or walks a labyrinth, it becomes a point of meditation, perhaps a reference in the discovery of Self.”

If you are interested in either of these, please feel free to email, Mary Titus:
Titus Contemporary Gallery or call at 831-402-1955 for purchasing info.
Contact Valerie for info on the specifics of the pieces. 

Wearable Expressions Exhibition

This is a busy month for VOSTENAKStudios! In addition to Milan Fashion Week and the globalDESIGN show, Valerie’s sculptural art jewelry will be exhibited at the Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition at the Palos Verdes Art Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, from February 10-April 16.

Wearable Expressions began within a group of Palos Verdes Art Center fiber and jewelry artists who wanted to show art-to-wear as a serious artistic medium.  We congratulate Valerie for the honor to appear with this distinguished group of international artists and jurors.

We are pretty proud of Valerie and her accomplishments.

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Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Accepts Valerie Ostenak in Juried Exhibition

(Up)Setting the Stone Online Exhibition

 

This is the third exhibition in the “We Are Snag series.” (Up)Setting the Stone is an online exhibition focused on the setting. You may not give the setting a lot of thought, but the setting was an important aspect in some of the earliest known jewelry pieces.  Thousands of variations are based on a few different techniques.  This very prestigious exhibition is juried by well-known jewelry artists, George Sawyer and Laura Wood. This collection of exquisite works extends to jewelry, objects, vessels and sculpture.

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Surfers Dream in Blue

This neckpiece is comprised of hot forged steel and flourite.

Clicking on the link above will take you to Valerie’s page at the SNAG exhibition site and provide you with a full description of her art form and artist statement.

We are proud of Valerie and her latest accomplishment!

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