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. 

Live from the globalDESIGN Show

The Baltimore Convention Center is buzzing with excitement! Jewelry designers are preparing their displays for the thousands of buyers that will descend upon the Center over the two-day exhibition. The globalDESIGN show within the American Craft Council Show begins tomorrow.

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Our own Valerie of VOSTENAKstudios spent the day preparing her beautiful sculptural art jewelry display down aisle 400. As you can see, her enthusiasm is contagious. Join me in wishing Valerie a fantastic show!

 

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Perhaps a bit overwhelming, but all is well! Breathe Valerie!

 

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We will be sharing more of this great event over the next few days.

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Preparing for Baltimore

After weeks in her studio, working into the wee hours of the morning and foregoing most forms of sustenance, Valerie is prepared for the globalDESIGN show next week,  Feb 22-23. It took a bit of prodding, but she took a few moments to share a sampling of her exquisitely crafted designs.  I think the show attendees are in store for a real treat, don’t you agree?

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