Everyday Vintage

by Sonja Neven

Exhibitions

2009
Gone Green
Group Exhibition
Alberta Craft Council Gallery
Edmonton, AB, Canada
2009
Red Hot
Group Exhibition
Influx Gallery
Calgary, AB, Canada

Artist Statement

I have always been drawn to everyday objects of the past that are created with the aesthetic, rather than the practical in mind.

Simple things such as glass buttons were made with beautiful ornate and exquisite craftsmanship.

By using recycled metal and gems as well as discarded old buttons in leu of gemstones I am emphasizing the belief that in order for society to move forward we must pay homage to and preserve what been learned and cherished before us.

In the world of today conservation has become a Red Hot topic. The three Rs, the catchphrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has inspired me to create a series of work that reflects these values.

Everyday Vintage
sterling silver, vintage glass button, peridot
(HxWxD)
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$380.00
Everyday Vintage
sterling silver, vintage glass button
(HxWxD)
?cm x ?cm x ?cm
$340.00