Mary Kaye Denkewalter - The Weave

Artist: Mary Kaye Denkewalter
Materials: sterling silver, 18K gold, rutilated quartz
Size: 8

Artist Statement:
“The Weave” Ring represents the merging together of my life with the harsh and unforgiving elements within which I live. Living in Alaska has afforded me a magical background in which to create my art. The surrounding mountains inspire me to create organic small sculptures, metal utensils and jewelry. The jagged mountains are the forces of nature that I try to incorporate into the metals while the receding glaciers bring a sleek coolness to my work. Many of my ideas come from long hikes in the mountains and along the streambeds.