Alliance is defined as a relationship based on an affinity in interests or qualities. The artists selected for Alliance both have a relationship to nature as inspiration. They respond to and capture their investigations in distinctly unique works of art jewelry.
Kate Furman collects the cast off flora that covers the South Carolina wilderness. “I aim to highlight undulations and ornate subtleties. The presence of my work serves as a sketchbook of where I have been and what I have seen.”
One thousand miles away on the coast of Maine, Kate Mess observes the natural moments of wonder crafted by the elements. “I revel in the splendor offered throughout the seasons, the opportunities to escape to untouched paradises. My studio work often responds to these observations of my life, my environment, and my medium itself.”