About: Living and creating as a multi-media artist in Oakland California, my jewelry and sculpture are reflections of the unique urban beauty of the bay area. Either working with precious metals or incorporating materials I’ve harvested from the city streets, my work celebrates the natural and manufactured beauty surrounding and weaving through the bay area.
I often use materials I find strewn about the city streets like bottle caps and broken glass.
At other times I will embrace traditional metal-smithing and use silver, copper and semiprecious stones. Whichever materials I choose, I do not hesitate to use them in unusual and unexpected ways. All of my works are hand built. It is an important part of my process to slow down and embrace time-consuming techniques like crocheting the thinnest wire or hand sawing many tiny details in tiny forms. Making my art is like tending my garden. I get the most pleasure and learn so very many things by simply taking my time.
More info: Suzane Beaubrun is a proud member of two local cooperative galleries. Her work is available through ACCI Gallery in Berkeley and City Art Cooperative Gallery in San Francisco. She can be contacted through her website.