• Red Carpet @ Sundance Film Festival
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    This year I joined my wife, Debrianna Mansini, at Sundance Film Festival.   Debrianna works in film, television and theater. This was our first time at Sundance.  We had no idea what to expect. The town of Park City, Utah  is taken over by the movie industry for 2 weeks.  Main street is packed with…

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  • Many “isms” point to some structural ideas
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                        Many “isms” point to some structural ideas behind this new series of work. Steve and I have long been fans of  Cubism.  This series is designed around the bold graphic elements of antique wooden block letters and a packet of letter stencils.  While Cubists famously used…

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  • Open Mind in Korea
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    Ford/Forlano are among many international jewelry artists to be included in this beautiful exhibit at The Sungkok Art Museum in Korea.  The show was curated by Kiwon Wang. A significant contribution to contemporary jewelry design has also been made by international designers who are carefully s elected will exhibit their work in this exhibition, “open…

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  • Necklace like Nouveau
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    Gold Green Tulip Necklace, 2011 Our work is often taking clues from nature. While forms, colors and patterns serve as an inspiration to us it is not our intention to create literal translations of these things.  This series of necklaces created with hollow forms of polymer clay touch on the decorative art movement of Art…

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  • Fauvism and the Squiggle
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                            We have brought back the Squiggle Necklace. In an article published in Artcanvasmodern.com there is a brief introduction to Fauvism in painting and how color played a big part in it’s definition.   The group of squiggle parts pictured above next to Helen…

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