Jewelry - Caiming Cheung
Caiming Cheung works in sterling silver creating unique designs of her own..sometimes inspired by the town and Hudson Valley she lives in. She didn't know it then, but a single elective course in Jewelry 101 senior year of college launched her evolution in metals. From a serendipitous opportunity, a career in jewelry blossomed at a manufacturer for an internationally renowned retailer. It is through this on the job experience of fine jewelry making, technical skills are acquired and cultivated.
"I am not a traditionally trained artist, but I have an astute attention to details. It is this trait, my affinity to working with my hands, and the love of crafts, that translates seamlessly into creating jewelry. I covet an outlet to channel and express my creative energy. Working on my own designs satiates this inclination."
Her inspirations are eclectic, drawn from the environment, nature, or a personal emotional experience. A concept or idea often starts with a collection of words or quote, that she finds inspirational, that convey a message of intent and purpose, a very tangible manifestation of purging a personal emotion. The essence of these words are distilled and personified by a piece in a personal interpretation and sometimes literal. Nature is often used as an aesthetic, organic and always evolving, akin to actual life. Jewelry making in this sense is a cathartic process for me, a way to express her personality and captures my moments in time. The ubiquitous influences funnel to a humble hope, not that these emotions and ideas are experienced by the viewer or wearer, but to only imbue a broad appeal, for each individual to attach their own emotional value, whether it is an appreciation or just simply an attraction to the work.