Monday, October 8, 2007
Featured Artist: Giftbearer
Giftbearer, owned and operated by sole proprietor and jewelry artist Pippit Carlington, specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth. Anything but primitive, its Contemporary Tribal style weaves a common thread through diverse, and exciting lines which challenge the boundaries between one medium and another.
The artist is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public. Recurrent themes of regeneration, resilience and enchantment show up in a number of forms to take the viewer on a journey of intrigue through the senses. The interplay of light, color, texture, and sometimes sound draws you into a rich inner world brimming with possibility.
"I approach each piece as a living being with a soul. If I can convey this essence to the viewer and have it speak to them on a deeper level then I have done what I've set out to do. I want my work to be more than merely an accessory, but something treasured with special meaning to the buyer, not necessarily in words, but in the same way you know it when it's true love."
With nearly 23 years in the business of making and selling jewelry, the artist has developed several distinct lines and the skills to render a variety of different techniques, using metalwork, beadweaving, fiber, and other mediums.
She is a perfectionist and nothing leaves her hands until it meets high standards of quality control.
Pippit has sold and exhibited her art at the following stores/galleries;
The Spruill Center Gallery
The Millennium Art Co-op
The Work of Our Hands
Simpsonwood Gift Shop
Creative Spirit Gallery
She has participated in the following art shows;
The Sandy Springs Festival
Annual GA. Microenterprise Network Conference
For Sisters Only
The Spring Fling at Simpsonwood
Sweet Auburn Festival
Inman Park Festival
Arts In The Garden
Goodwill Christmas Bazaar
United Way Christmas Art Show
She has also marketed her work on Ebay and more recently ETSY, and SmashingDarling,
Her work will be available starting in mid November at
5009 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19143
To shop at her online stores please go to http://Giftbearer.etsy.com and http://www.smashingdarling.com/store/1882
Posted by CoconutPalmDesigns at 8:08:00 PM