fernworks jewelry and art

posted by the scholar on September 18th, 2007
filed under: art, mixed media

a lovelier thing i don’t believe i have ever seen, perhaps? these gorgeous paintings and jewelry from seattle artist (by way of north carolina) faryn davis for her fernworks are mind boggling. faryn incorporates wood, resin, paint and wax with assorted ephemera to create a truly unique collection of art objects and jewelry. she has a bfa from the university of north carolina, and considers herself to be a master collector of small things. some of her more recent pieces are slightly out of focus, an influence that comes from the foggy, mysterious essence and conditions of the pacific northwest.








i really hope you can see the laborious details in these pieces. when i spoke with faryn at the fair she mentioned that her work is difficult to photograph, which i found to be true. i can only describe with words the depth these pieces have, filled with bits of found objects and color, all with a consistently quiet, pensive theme or energy.

the soul they have goes without saying.

more appealing things on her website.


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6 Responses to “fernworks jewelry and art”

  1. designflute Says:

    A great find gigi! Thanks for sharing. Her ideas are fresh and great depiction! Do I see a shoe along with birds on the wire in 2nd last pic?

  2. Amanda J. Sisk Says:

    I truly enjoy her work. Thank you for showcasing these!

  3. the scholar Says:

    hi designflute,

    thanks for the visit! yes you do see a shoe up on the wire… and she had another one that had a single bird and an airplane flying in the sky too. really great imagery.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi amanda,

    thanks for the comment!

    i’m glad to hear you enjoy faryn’s work too — i had seen her jewelry pieces in the renegade craft shop when it opened and could not believe my eyes — i’m so glad she was in chicago this past weekend!

  5. sosser Says:

    four stars. no, five stars! how many stars can we give her??
    i confess i had to own the eggs ring. i’m so happy.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    ooh! lucky you to get that ring!

    i say we give her ten stars.

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