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Evan Chambers - Grenade of Diamonds #1

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TRADITION OF MAYHEM - Curated by Marna Hill

September 16 – October 17, 2013

Grenade of Diamonds #1
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Evan Chambers, Grenade of Diamonds #1
2013, sterling silver, diamonds, deactivated grenade, 4 " x 2.5" x 2.5"

photo credit: David Meyers

Artist Statement

My name is Evan Chambers and I make metal and glass objects for a living. The roots of my object making reach back to my parents metal and ceramics studios. My professional pursuit of art began while studying art and literature at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It was there I took my first classes in glassblowing and metalsmithing and where I met a handful of artists who greatly influenced my artistic vision.

I am attracted to objects that have gained their value through the meticulous design and labor of the craftsperson rather than through the inherent value of the materials used. Copper, bronze and glass are all materials that gain most of their value from labor, and I enjoy being the force who through working with and combining them elevates their value.

I recently built a new studio in Los Angeles where I work full time making metal and glasswork.