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Rene Williams

Artist Statement

My BFA at the University of Wyoming is focused on sculpture and metalsmithing.  I merge unique materials and methods and have developed some unconventional techniques while exploring merging organic materials with glass, concrete, metal, and other unlikely combinations.  I often use architecture and traditional building materials in my work and have a deep connection to those materials.   I use these techniques in my sculpture. 

Living in France for 9 months inspired me and my work with concrete and architecture in a way that brings experiences and history together.  I was inspired by medieval and Roman jewelry and metalsmithing designs and techniques.  The use of concrete for over 1,000 years in Europe, with the marks of history on the buildings and old worn streets tell a story.  The past lives in the materials inspire me to recreate that experience with my own work. 

 

 

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