An enchanting dream…to step into a garden of jewels, to be surrounded by the vivid colors of the world’s rarest gemstones in one-of-a-kind designs by Paula Crevoshay. A fantasy? The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh is offering visitors a walk through a bejeweled world with its new exhibition, Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay.
The exhibition features over 60 original pieces by Ms. Crevoshay, an award-winning jewelry artist who continues to enthrall with stunning creations inspired by nature. And Crevoshay’s Garden not only depicts the objects themselves–flowers, insects, and plants–but illustrates the relationships between living organisms and the environments where they thrive. By using natural materials, including gold and rare gemstones, Crevoshay creates whole ecosystems with stunning diversity. Color is captured in gem form, and just as natural color can appear wildly surreal, Crevoshay’s art conveys a sense of awe about the natural world.
“It’s in our nature to mimic nature,” said Crevoshay. “As an artist, I mirror back to nature that which it inspires in me, which in turn strikes a chord in my viewers.”
Many of the jewelry pieces are displayed with striking minerals and insects from Carnegie’s natural history collection, juxtaposing art and life. From a spectacular orchid pendant to a delicate spider, Crevoshay inspires us to take a fresh look at our natural environment.
Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay runs from April 13 to August 11, 2013. Visit the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to learn more.
And also visit Contemporary Jewelry Design Group for a wonderful interview with Paula Crevoshay from CJDG editor Monica Stephenson: Conversations: Paula Crevoshay – Garden of Light.
Images courtesy of Paula Crevoshay