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Barbara Hamberg

Desert Snow Designs
Albert Lea, MN

Artist Statement

I fashion my art out of a plethora of materials: stones, multicolored wire, sterling silver, lampwork glass, anodized aluminum & pearls. I coil, bend, twist, flatten & form wire. My designs begin by manipulating small, diverse materials that blend together to create a bigger, poignant expression.

Color enlivens me, and I use it gleefully in my jewelry. Art for me is about connecting my heart to the movement of my hands, and connecting with the heart of each person who finds joy in my artwork. Every piece has an aura, which I believe attracts diverse individuals to all the varying components and layers within my jewelry. All of the wire in my art begins straight: I bend, wind, and coil wire by hand, and incorporate a multitude of colors and textures to create a specific tone.

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