Kimberly Voigt: Digital Jewelry Explorations




 
  • ©2000, Kimberly Voigt, Digital Jewelry Explorations
  • ©2000, Kimberly Voigt, Digital Jewelry Explorations
  • ©2000, Kimberly Voigt, Digital Jewelry Explorations

Artist(s):


Title:


Digital Jewelry Explorations

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2000: Art Gallery

Creation Year:


2000

Medium:


3D tangible objects & 2D prints

Size:


12 inches x 16 inches x s inches

Category:


3D & Sculpture

Artist Statement:


Digital Jewelry Explorations is a collection of arm pieces and neckpieces that explore the aesthetic beauty of unique 3D wearable objects and challenge traditional adornment issues. My motivation stems from my passion for and fascination with the human body: primarily, how 3D forms can accentuate, define, and interact with our bodies.

I’m also intrigued by the primal need to define who and what we are through the intimacy of personal adornment, and how I as an artist can bring “real” meaning back into this ritualistic experience. I’m striving to create a formal visual language that speaks about the integral aspects of the environment of creation, the process of production, and the modalities of wearable art in a sophisticated, technologically driven society.

From concept to production, this body of work is a manifestation of my desire to integrate my creative investigations with state-of-the-art technology, specifically CAD/CAM/RP technologies. Through my work, I hope to reach a new audience of individuals, who embrace the age-old desire of personal adornment but are willing to experiment with and redefine the parameters of what personal adornment will mean to human beings in the 21st century.