Art in The Office
10 July to 31 August, 2012
RTKL, Washington DC
Art in The Office is a monthly event in RTKL’s Washington DC office, where employee artists are encouraged to curate creative endeavors beyond the workplace.
Displayed in the chic entry lobby of our 60,000 SF Downtown DC office space, my exhibit kicked-off with an Artist Talk & Happy Hour.
Inspired by paintings of some of my favorite artists in my growing years, RTKL’s encouraging platform, and the Art Bead Scene community’s monthly challenges, I decided to extend my hobby of handcrafting jewelry towards 10 jewelry pieces themed around 10 paintings of different artists.
While taking cues from the painting style, historical context and color palette during the design process, I carefully chose beads of appropriate materials and textures to go with the overall theme. And amongst this material palette, many are “art beads”- beads handcrafted by other artists.
At all points in the design process, my primary aim was to capture the mood and spirit of the painting. And I used different techniques to enhance each design.
Three out of ten exhibits are hereby shared in more detail.
Click on the images below to read a sampling of Kaushambi's inspiration for each piece.
Artist Bio: Kaushambi Shah
While work largely involves large scale envisioning and designing as an Urban Designer, I enjoy conceptualizing and handcrafting small things at home.
Handcrafting jewelry has been a recent hobby - and bringing together different materials, textures and colors excites me most.
While most of my design themes revolve around things found and experienced in nature, I also like to draw inspiration from artists who find their muse in the natural world.
In this series, I have drawn inspiration from some of my favorite artists—Van Gogh, Monet, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others.
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