Gene Billie has taught himself to respect and work with Sterling Silver, Gold, and various metals. There are no boundaries and limits to his art. Gene desires to express himself with a paradox of classical art and beauty through a modern and creative form of art.
He gives form to metal with only minimal tools of the metalsmith. Shapes emerge with beauty that is exceptional, unique, and one of a kind. The subjects that come from mind to life regarding his creations are spontaneous interpretations of his culture. – Credit to Native Jewelers Society
This ring is an example of Gene using simplicity in design to show depth and color.
From the circular design to the texture and bezel surrounding the Lapis cabochon, this ring is ready for all occasions! The beautiful stone includes numerous specs of golden pyrite, which pop even more against the darker, textured background, while the three-piece shank with appliqued circular cutouts keeps the design grounded but still modern; a great piece from a master of gorgeous simplicity!
Gene’s own words:
“I aspire to obtain the impression that less means more. Many of my creations show the simple flow of formation. As I gain more knowledge further into different subject matter and techniques, I aim to explore and challenge myself in creating art and everyday living. I believe collectors of the art world will greatly appreciate and capture my Contemporary Art with Indigenous and Traditional uniqueness.”