Object Feature and News & Ideas
by Art Jewelry Forum
Drawing upon his technical design background, Stefan Gougherty creates jewelry that is both a celebration and a critique of industrial progress. With content mined from opposing forces—such as natural/artificial, trash/treasure, antiquity/futurism—his objects mirror the paradox (and humor) of this strange world we inhabit. Surfaces in tension: The inflated geometries of hydraulic-formed sheet metal provide a unifying contemporary language for the diverse collection of icons, symbols, and objects which are juxtaposed in this series.
Stefan Gougherty, Venus of Willendorf Charm Bracelet, 2019, sterling silver, photo: artist, OHMYBLUE