Monthly Multiple- a unique, one of a kind piece made just for the Heidi Lowe Gallery. Every month is a new artist and new piece of work.
Annie Hinkes of Ana Eugenia Jewelry
Rose Gold Cube Ring with Black Diamonds
Rose Gold with 32 Black Diamonds
The Cube Ring is a stunning and unique piece of jewelry. Ana Eugenia created this piece while thinking about construction and deconstruction of forms; in this case, a cube. The resulting design contains three geometrical shapes; the cube, circle and hexagon. It's an inspiring piece to wear and look at and also delights as a sculptural object when off your hand. Both men and women enjoy wearing The Cube Ring.
Each ring is custom made to order and will take about three weeks to ship.
Meet The Artist
Name: Annie Hinkes
Born/Raised: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current Location: Portland, Oregon
Education Major: BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from University of Oregon
How did you come to jewelry:
I came to jewelry my freshman year of college. I went to the University of Oregon and decided to major in art. It was a requirement to take a class in each art discipline. So I took metalsmithing 101, I made a huge copper spoon and fell in love.
Where do you gather inspiration:
I think that as a creative person I feel inspired on a daily basis by my surroundings, nature and people, but when it comes to my work, I am inspired by materials and process. I find that when I limit the kind of material I use, that is when I really explore all that it can do. The process of making is truly my inspiration.
Does creativity run in your family? Is it supported?:
I come from a very creative family, it’s filled with people who are/were landscape designers, builders, gardeners, painters, collectors, dancers and musicians. My paternal grandmother even took up metalsmithing in her spare time. My family has always been very supportive and have encouraged my siblings and I to do what we love.
What do you do for fun:
So many things, but one of my favorite things to do is garden. I live on a large city lot and grow a variety of food. Two years ago I taught myself how to can and preserve the food I grow. There's nothing better than opening a jar of pickled plums in the middle of winter. Its truly satisfying.
Do you do other types of art, besides jewelry:
When I feel that I need to give my hands a rest from clenching a tool, I pick up a paintbrush. Its such a satisfying change from making jewelry.
Favorite trip you have taken:
Several years ago I went to San Miguel de Allende Mexico with my mom, brother and my seventh grade art teacher, Ann Dunbar. We went for Dia de los Muertos, stayed with a family and built the altar. We spent several days gathering materials, marigold, black beans, limes, streamers, fabric and built an enormous, beautiful altar. The family cooked mole and desserts. It was a truly moving experience, a wonderful way to honor and celebrate the dead.
Do you have any ideas or concepts for your next body of work:
My next body of work is based on color and stones. I have been collecting stones for the past year and cannot wait to dive in and get to making!