Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose
Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose. American sculptor and jewelry artist Rebecca Rose creates miniature wearable art – finger rings representing world events or social issues. Rose’s sculptured finger rings called ‘Sculpturings’ are cast in precious metals – gold, silver and bronze. Each ring is displayed in a hand blown glass cloche dome and is elevated by an engraved base and armature to appear as if the ring is floating in mid air. Rose’s definition of the Sculpturing: “an artistic collection of small sculpture on a mobile scale for fingers, with the intent to combine current social issues artistically represented in a physical sculptural form”.
Rebecca Rose was born as Rebecca Downin on 18, September, 1980. Her first sculpture Rebecca created in her home studio at age 19. Rose is a very charitable person, donating her artworks to benefit HIV/AIDS charities, LGBT, Breast Cancer awareness, and children’s charities. She admits that her work is influenced by political and current social events, with the works as “a narrative or allegorical observation”. Rose currently lives and works between Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, Florida
‘Racketeering’ is a 1920’s inspired piece, and has a grill similar to Capone’s 7 ton bullet proof custom Cadillac, his trademark white fedora, a barrel of booze, dice, poker chips, and two tommy guns for mobster flavor.
‘Recurring’ depicts the old age warning that history repeats itself. History, as represented by the book, has bomber jets, tanks, and gun turrets operating in circles above it. In the center, a peace dove sits on the palm of a lone hand, but since the hand isn’t grasping the dove, peace can fly away at a moments notice.
“Repairing” contains hands that are planting flowers with shovels and soil. The hands are cut off to symbolize anonymity, as a call to action for all of us to participate in beautifying our world. The shank resembles dirt and a barren Earth. Bandages represent the literal take of mending and repairing.
Suckering – inspired by themes taken from the film “Midnight Cowboy” the piece addresses the players playing each other while trying to play the city, yet the city plays the players best without effort. The false hope that a region alone will make your dreams come true or your problems solved.
A chicken, syringe, very tall girl, and mother driving a forklift behind her represents the agricultural practice of pumping poultry with hormones that tampers the growth of young females, causing them to be larger, heavier, and mature earlier.
The transformation of the telephone throughout the ages, ranging from cell phones to cordless phones to flip phones. The communication tool allows us freedom to speak whenever and wherever, but that freedom easily feels like a heavy leash. Our obsession with phones and our temptation and obligation to answer them.
“Boxing Ring” is about cutthroat tactics and wavering ethics in aspects of business. The gloves are on as both businessmen take their corners vying to win, with a band made of briefcases.
“Featuring” is inspired by the adult entertainment industry. Cameramen & photographers surround and fix their lenses on the featured woman. Is the woman more powerful in adult films because without her the product is less appealing? Do we, the audience, watch by mere intrigue or satisfied entertainment? A photographer dangles on a lens, pointing a camera at us, the voyeur.
A ‘Hiring’ represents an abundance of unemployed professionals, bought for a smaller price than they might normally demand, spat onto a conveyor belt and become part of an inexpensive assembly line. The pressures and responsibilities of operating the vending machine is powered by a lone gear shifter, as the hiring market begins to have fewer blue collar workers available.