Lopeeta Tawde

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

As an artist, my work has always been derived from inspiration of science and nature. I feel inspired when looking at the microscopical forms and observing the changes that take place over the course of creation, division, growth and death. My past studies in natural sciences, biology and botany, especially the microscopic investigations of living tissues became the source of inspiration for my jewelry. My recent work is predominantly inspired from bio-luminescence found in organisms living on land and in the sea. My work explores beauty, translucency and nature through materials such silicone and plastics, the key motif elements. The first encounter with my piece is visual and the second is tactile. Through my work, I aim to capture elements of these biomorphic forms through the process of investigating various non-traditional materials and transforming them into precious wearable objects.

Educational Background

MFA in Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Milestone: Honors degree GPA: 3.76
Area of Specialization: Metalsmithing/Jewelry (Matrix, Engraving, Enameling, Jewelry fabrication, Casting, Gemstone setting)

BFA in Design, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Graduated, GPA 3.8
Area of Specialization: Metalsmithing/Jewelry (major), Painting (minor)

Industry Oriented Jewelry Designing, Indian Institute of Gems and Jewels, Mumbai, India.
Area of Specialization: Manual Designing and Marketing

BFA in Metalwork, Sir J J School of Arts, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India.
GPA: 4.0
Area of Specialization: Metalwork