Kirk Lang

Stella Orbis

Medium/Materials: Titanium, meteorite, diamond

Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x .75 inches

Year: 2015

Artist Statement: 

The wearable objects I create directly reflect my interest in astronomy and space exploration. The shapes, textures, materials and color palette found in the celestial environment are all elements that find their way into my work. Specific materials such as titanium, niobium and meteorite are chosen, as they are often used to construct components to explore space or naturally exist in space itself. In addition, softer and more malleable metals such as silver, gold and platinum are selected to compliment the rigid qualities of the aforementioned materials. The intended result is to make one of a kind wearable pieces that are functional, durable and evoke a sense of curiosity.

Artist Biography:

Kirk Lang is a Seattle based goldsmith, sculptor and educator. He holds a MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant and a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Recurring themes in his work include time, space and mythology, in the form of mechanical interactive objects. 

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