What inspires Laura Jaklitsch?
"Because my work is process oriented, I draw inspiration from the materials themselves. I often use the figuring in the wood as a jumping off point. The color palette evolves organically as I am making each piece, often to represent a landscape, place, or feeling. Each color I add can change the composition and feel of the piece dramatically so the wood and polyurethane blocks are constantly in flux as I am working on them. It is a very painterly, gestural process. When the blocks are finished, I cut them into shapes and then make the sterling silver findings for the jewelry. I do some sketching, but mostly I hold the pieces up to my body in the mirror to figure out what they will be (ring, necklace, etc.) I make several iterations of the findings before deciding what works best with the piece."
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