In my last post I talked about our love affair with old things, and the soulless downside of modernity.
But we do have something very modern here at the gallery. A line of jewelry by a wildly creative artist named Sera. Not modern because of a soulless disconnect with the past, but modern because of a direct engagement with, and innovation upon the past.
Innovation: something new created from something old.
Old is the Mayan style from which he draws, old are the component elements of his work: the quartz crystal, animal parts and nautilus. New is the sum of the parts. New is the style which emerges from the amalgamation of such disparate elements.Perhaps what is most amazing about his work is the meticulous and original wire wrapping. His pieces range from $60 to $400 here at the Hauser Gallery.