New AD IDEM Rings: Installment #1

by gustav
Lately in the studio I've been focusing on these one-of-a-kind AD IDEM rings, which incorporate the hand worked scrap of Norm Sartorius, who sends me boxes of same from time to time.

These rings rely on the idea of Norm's mark-making, of connecting our practices and honoring the material and the hand that makes the marks. 

"Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing. Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing."

We are all makers, together, negotiating the physical world with the grandness of the abstract in tow...