Medium/Materials: Copper, enamel, sterling silver, cord
Dimensions: 1” x 13” x 12"
As an undergraduate, my primary focus has been to challenge my technical abilities while employing a sense of visual aesthetic. I want people to respond to my work by looking very closely. I am also concerned with the idea of impermanence, and the immortal nature of the material that I work with in relation to the ephemerality of my own body. Because of the unyielding nature of the material, I am constantly required to flex my own intentions in order to abide by the temperament of the material.
Katelyn Butler is a student at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She is currently working on completing her BFA and is expected to graduate Spring 2015. She is the winner of the 2014 Women’s Jewelry Association Designer/Creator scholarship, and both the Nancy Lumpee Pate, and Mayme C. Hamilton scholarships. She is also the recipient of the 2014 SNAG student scholarship to attend the annual conference. Her work has been included in juried exhibitions in the USA and Japan.