Some people are so talented that their gift cannot be contained in just one medium – or even, two.
Adrian Wall began his artistic career winning multiple awards for stone sculpture, while also gaining attention as a professional musician.
Recently, he branched out into hot-blown and slab glass art, and now, into stone and metal jewelry – all to spectacular effect.
This bracelet is sensational in choice of materials, design, and fabrication.
Once a sculptor, always a sculptor, it seems; the dramatic three-dimensionality of the bracelet is striking.
A succession of hand-cut stones are set upright, on end, like monolithic outcroppings.
The bright red and moody maroon of rosarita is accented with two kinds of natural turquoise and lapis.
According to an authority, rosarita is “a unique material, which derives its exceptionally rich, red color from the process of gold refining. It is a unique by-product of the 1960s and 1970s gold refining processes.”
The brilliant blues of the natural Kingman and Hubei turquoise, along with the deep blue lapis, are a dramatic and complementary contrast.
Brightly polished silver adds another level of gleaming contrast to the stones.
The linear and rectangular pattern of the stones, compared to the circular form of the silver cuff, creates another contrast, again.
And… on the inside of the cuff, the artist has lightly incised a completely different, totally lovely, design!
In yet one more contrast, this pattern is composed of water and rain symbols, opposing the cliff-like arrangement of the stones on the exterior.
With rich color, fine, natural materials, remarkable workmanship and extraordinary creativity, this bracelet is a true work of art, by this younger, uber-talented artist.