Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 29, 30, December 1 & December 7, 8
Artist will be demonstrating

Life-long conservationist, Linda Popper celebrates the beauty of the natural world, while still honoring it. Inspiration is drawn from the use of farm-raised organics and their unique features. Recycled metals used as accents round out these one-of-a-kind treasures of wearable art.

Artist Statement:
Descended from a long line of farmers and conservationists, I am constantly inspired by the beauty of the natural world. The four elements call to me each day, with water having the strongest voice Through this, I have chosen farm-raised organics as my medium. Each small component, whether a pearl, a piece of coral or a shell has it's own unique characteristics and intrinsic novelty.

When I choose a focal point or theme, I then hand drill or shape each piece for stringing. I may use, silk, waxed cotton, wire or leather to bind the components. The length and shape of a design is a constantly evolving concept until the piece is completed. Often, I start with a huge concept, as evidenced in my design "Tribal Empress" and then edit to a more wearable look such as "Tribal Princess" or a commercial piece as a choker or anklet. Each of these is crafted from cowrie shells. Always striving to make my celebration achievable for everyone, I try to replicate the "feeling" at a variety of price points. This way, I spark both the right and left side of my consciousness and share Earth's treasures with the broadest audience.

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