Seth Papac

San Diego, CA

crosshatch : to mark or draw (something) with sets of lines that cross each other

This series began with an interest in the physical motion and energy used while making two-dimensional marks. In particular, the technique of crosshatching has a visual structure  and complexity that relies on repetition and spontaneous organization. Translating this technique in metal results in something quite different - an ivestigation of layering, positive and negative space, and suspended action.

Seth received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metalsmithing (2004) from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA and his Master of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metalsmithing (2009) from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR and the Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA. For the past four years Seth was a Full Time Lecturer in the Jewelry and Metalwork Department at San Diego State University, previously taught Jewelry and Metalwork at the University of Oregon and is a visiting artist and critic for various programs across the country such as Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.