Georgia Lang Weithe
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I have found my muse in the word 'reflection,' and it has informed all of my artistic and personal choices. Reflection, with its dual distinct meanings: meditative--the inner and spiritual journey. And as in the world of physics: light striking back against a surface--my personal quest for the source of the light that illuminates my path through this life.
Combining the qualities of inner light with the play of light bouncing off metal, I transform gold, silver, pewter, gems, stones, shells, pearls, beads and insect wings into soft, delicate shapes which evoke some of nature’s gentlest images: waves, wings, seeds, moonbeams. The materials are hammered, cast, fabricated and formed, and often the "spirit" of the work is reflected in its name…Unfolding, Hope Flowering, New Beginnings. Each piece is a reflection of my inner journey and does not reflect current trends, but rather deep currents of meaning I am searching for in my life.
What I create is a reflection of the inspiration I find within, and the beauty that surrounds me. The designs come from a deep place in me, and I hope to touch a corresponding deep place in others.
I took my first jewelry classes when I was in college, and over the years I never stopped making jewelry and learning new techniques. When I got married, I moved to Germany where I studied for 2 1/2 years with master goldsmith, Lutz Quambusch. Galleries in Germany and the United States have shown my work, including Gallerie L’Offevre, Dusseldorf, Germany, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wis., Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, Spring Green, Wis., Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as galleries in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maine and more.
Currently I create and show my jewelry in my working studio in an Amish log cabin near Spring Green, which is open to the public.