In the Forgotten Wood Duo (A Singular Design Illustrated in Two Mediums, Jewelry & Graphite)

Sharon K Berkan-Dent's avatar Sharon K Berkan-Dent

I believe that real magic still exists, along with the beings who are a source of that magic. They reside in the hidden places where men rarely venture, through a veil that separates worlds or in a forgotten wood. Although I started my artistic career over 40 years ago as a draughtsman and painter, for the past 23 years my focus has been on the creation of wearable art in the form of jewelry made by lost wax casting. Hundreds of hours slip away while sculpting wax in minute jewelry scale, which is followed by casting, assembly, patina, polishing and the setting of stones. My journey as an artist has brought me full circle, rediscovering my love of graphite while maintaining my passion for jewelry creation. In order to combine the vastly different art mediums I have taken a single design and explore the likenesses and differences in the expression of a silver necklace and a pencil drawing. The contrast in scale between a piece of jewelry just two inches wide and a drawing 20 inches across, a necklace sculpted in relief and in places fully three dimensional opposed to a two dimensional piece of art, one that needs to be engineered in order to be worn while the other to adorn a wall. Fantasy is for everyone, not just for children, it speaks of light and shadow and the mystery that may be concealed within. I hope that wearing or viewing my work will kindle a sense of wonder and magic the lays hidden, often very deeply, within each one of us.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Jewelry & Graphite
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 66 inches