LISA JOHNSON

Paradise

Glass fused flowers, brass, copper, sterling silver, epoxy resin, and pigment

3.75 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches

Photographed by artist

NFS

 

The work I create exhibits methods of construction using traditional metalsmithing and jewelry design techniques, processes found in ceramics, and glass working. The
application and selection of materials serve the concept of each series through its physical characteristics and process.

Trapping and burning plant debris from nature to create a carbon footprint in glass is one of the ways I’ve chosen to document the natural beauty of South Florida and
incorporate it within the context of jewelry. By prolonging the life of these objects, I’ve begun to reveal where these pieces originated by identifying a sense of place that renews it's life giving it a new purpose of souvenir.