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Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The word ‘jewelry’ comes from the French ‘jeu’, which means “game”, the idea of play. The Trinidad based artist jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan plays with the boundary line between jewelry and sculpture. Her imaginative interpretations in jewellery carry messages taken from a variety of Caribbean situations. Talented Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan was born in 1961 in Jamaica. She studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, where she received a BFA in Jewellery and Textile Design. She was awarded the Tiffany Honour Award for Excellence. Later she received a certificate of the Prime Minister on the recognition of her outstanding achievements in Jamaica, and in 1996 she was awarded by the Commonwealth Foundation Arts. The fact that her work has been exhibited in many countries in the exhibitions of jewelry, speaks volumes.

Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Artwork by Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan uses a unique combination of materials such as silver, bronze, brass, wood, aluminium, pearl, silk. Her unique works of art carry messages taken from a variety of Caribbean situations. Her sculptural and jewelry pieces have symbolic and illustrative figurative meaning of human’s life. Some pieces elicit humour, such as a man holding a machete in his hand and is about to cut out his own tongue. In his pocket is a measuring stick, on which is inscribed, ‘Truth and lie nebba drown’.

Anansi 2008 silver 18 kt garnet shell tourmaline

Anansi 2008 silver 18 kt garnet shell tourmaline

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan is a permanent participant of international art exhibitions in the United States, Jamaica, Trinidad, Venezuela and Mexico. Jasmine lives and works in Trinidad, West Indies.

Black bird. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Black bird. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Blooming Heart Anansi

Blooming Heart Anansi. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Coral condiment bowls salt pepper. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Coral condiment bowls salt pepper. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Dulce. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Dulce. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

In good Hands. Sculpture. Bronze, coconut shell, sterling silver. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

In good Hands. Sculpture. Bronze, coconut shell, sterling silver. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jewelry art works by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Monocle. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Monocle. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Ribbon. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Ribbon. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Seeing Red. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Seeing Red. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The house of the heart is never full. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The house of the heart is never full. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The Message. Sculptor jeweler Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The Message. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The Pumpkin seed

The Pumpkin seed. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Unfold your own myth. Bronze and Mahogany

Unfold your own myth. Bronze and Mahogany. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

We dare be brave

We dare be brave. Art work by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

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