In the 50's there were a few jewelers creating abstract expressionist designs, mostly in Greenwich Village. I believe the most prominent one was Ed Weiner who had a shop in Provincetown when I was there in the 60's. I had mixed feelings about his work at the time. I liked the concepts but found the work less interesting.
Anyway, Tracy and I talked about doing one of the carnelians in an abstract expressionist design for a pendant. The stone has a distinctly 50's painting look.
It's a periosd in art I know really well, but I've never worked in those themes. I think it's going to be very challenging to do abstract work that truly reflects the period. I'm thinking possible something in a Kline feeling.
Mood: Intereted, Possibly inspired