July 1, 2012
Thea Price-Eckles is not only one of the five featured artists at July's Pop-Up Art Bazaar, she is also a stylist-extraordinaire here at Ode. This Friday, she'll be showing her jewelry collection, featuring intricately folded paper/metal earrings fashioned into bold geometric shapes. Her background in architecture and interior design translates seamlessly (and beautifully) into her accessories. Come shop Thea's collection this Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm.
Can you give us a description of what you make?
I am working on a collection of paper and metal jewelry. I am fascinated by the ability of the two very different materials to coexist. In order for the paper to become structurally compatible with metal, it needs to be folded and enhanced with metal spines. The collection is still evolving, and many more designs are yet to be fabricated!
What is your dream project?
A bit of an architect at heart, most of my dream projects are buildings! However, I could probably be satiated with the realization of the rest of my metal spine/paper webbing jewelry designs. And perhaps a little bit of extremely useful and effective paper armor.
If you were a piece of clothing, what would it be and what color/pattern?
I would be a light weight, structured jacket with sheer panels. I have more jackets than underwear! I love them.
What is your go-to "happy" song?
Always changing, but right now, "Marathon" by Tennis.
Paper tessellation by Eric Gjerde
I love this photo, and many other paper designs by Gjerde because they are intricate and inspiring and he always find interesting ways to play with opacity and laying with light.