Building Adornment No.1
Medium/Materials: Laser cut steel, imitation gold leaf
Dimensions: 3.5 x 6 x 3 inches
Photographer: Emily Bolton
This work comes from a series of building adornments, created through laser cutting, embellishing with gold leaf, and forming the works to be mounted on various building structures. The piece is created from the outlines of wildflowers- in this case the plantain- typically considered to be weeds. When set on the side of a building structure, the work becomes precious and increases the value of the otherwise unwanted flora, while also increasing the value of the edifice that it adorns.
Rachel Suzanne Smith earned her B.S. in Art Education from Miami University (of Ohio) in 2012 with minors in both Metals and Spanish. She earned her MFA degree at Kent State University (2015) with an emphasis in jewelry/metals. She currently teaches Jewelry Metals Enameling at Kent State University while continuing to make and exhibit work.