Artist Yael Krakowski does work reminiscent of the rings she exhibited at the National Ring Show, a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Georgia in the 70’s. I just read an article in Ornament Magazine that introduced me to her work and many other artists that were part of this show. These rings are some of the most amazing I’ve ever seen, for the originality of their design. Too bad I couldn’t find many images online. However, there is an exhibition on right now at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA that follows in the tradition of the National Ring Shows. It ends Nov. 2nd so hurry over if you are in that area. I wish I could go to Georgia right now–it’s getting cold here in Wisconsin!
Interestingly, they have stuck with the original concept of the submission process–where artists send actual rings rather than images of their work for consideration. Some of the original ring artists served as jurors.
Artists to check out that make or used to make these rings (some of them now do other artwork that is equally intersting!)
I know it’s a lot of links but these artists really are worth checking out :)