Rebecca Rose’s ‘Spinster and the Carpenter’ @ Twilight Gallery

Now showing at Twilight Gallery in Washington until 24 May 2015, Rebecca Rose’s new series of unique handmade sculptural rings, ‘Spinster and the Carpenter’. It is well know that we love unique sculpture at beautiful.bizarre and Rebecca’s ability to transform her detailed metal sculpture into wearable art speaks to both a very personal connection, and beauty worn as an outward expression of the individuals inner spirit.
Rebecca describes her work, “My methods involve a process called kitbashing, where I assemble wax and burnable objects reminiscent of childhood toys, game pieces, organic materials, and imported miniatures to convey a narrative or story. Recycled objects and elements find their way into the mix as new life is breathed into discarded items that become precious metals, literally turning trash into treasure. Observing peoples’ habits helps me figure out why my work is being created, what purpose my work serves, and what role my body of work plays in the mix of it all. I discovered early on that my rings offer extended experiences that spread beyond just the wearer. When a piece is worn in public, it’s eye catching to others that come in contact with the wearer. A dialogue is sparked about the ring as an observer asks the wearer what the piece means. This opens a door to discussion about the message and narrative of the piece, encouraging an exchange of communication, opinions, and ideas between two people. This extended experience is powerful, effective, engaging, and is the main motivation behind my overall body of work.”

Rebecca Rose | The Spinster and the Carpenter

April 9th – May 24th, 2015

spinster and carpenter

Twilight Gallery & Boutique

4306 SW Alaska Street Seattle

In “The Spinster & The Carpenter” Rebecca has unleashed her dirty little secrets in this tell all confessional, “While seeing each lesson as an opportunity to cut myself a break, and learn forgiveness for myself and others. In each piece I finally face the regrets in my life & hold myself accountable for the choices that I alone made, caused and learned from as an independent woman, even when married. I atone for these choices, and take a deep hard look at myself while doing so, while finding non-religious redemption along the way as I become a stronger person.

A spinster lives in all of us, because we make choices on our own and should hold ourselves accountable for the consequences and regrets we face. The pieces reflect coming to terms with ourselves, our deeds, and the actions we’ve taken, that hurt us and our loved ones the most when the chickens come home to roost. A carpenter lives in all of as too, because we learn from those choices and rebuild ourselves internally. A necessary step for self fulfillment, like laying a new foundation from the ground up. This is how we elevate ourselves to a higher state of being.”


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Each piece is shown with magnifying glasses and its own professional display which frames and finishes the ring, offering the wearer the option to enjoy it as a ring as well as a standalone sculpture in its display when not worn. A hand blown glass cloche dome, black acrylic base, and armature, underneath the base, a circular aluminum plate is engraved with the piece’s title, medium, weight, artist signature and year. In addition, the signed, fingerprinted, numbered, and dated documentation completes each ring as a fully realized work of art, from conception to execution.


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Rebecca Rose


About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.


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