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Today’s Events

  • Feb 1
    Assemblage & Collage Feb 01 to Mar 31 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Imogen Cunningham: Photographs Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Feb 22
    Tom Prochaska & Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Froelick Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Kelly Neidig, Rodney Stuart, Nanette Wallace Feb 22 to Mar 27 @Guardino Gallery
  • Feb 26
    Arturo Mallmann: Stillness and Motion Feb 26 to Mar 31 @Butters Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Storm Tharp Feb 28 to Mar 31 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • Feb 28
    Srijon Chowdhury Feb 28 to Mar 31 @Upfor Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Smith Eliot "Ghost Ships" Feb 28 to Apr 29 @Wolff Gallery
  • Mar 1
    Preston Trombly Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Gallery 903
  • Mar 1
    Greg Conyne Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Blackfish Gallery


Brianna Diaz, Jewelry Artist

Handmade, silver jewelry inspired by nature
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Materials and nature are my two biggest inspirations. Metal, my chosen medium, allows me to delve into various aspects of my personality. My rugged self comes in to play in the use of fire, saws and power tools, where my more feminine side comes out in the details: flowers, hearts and scalloped bezels. I am infatuated by the variety of organic shapes and textures found in nature. No two leaves, snowflakes, or butterflies are ever identical, much like the pieces that I create. Likewise, every stone I set differs from the last and I am inspired by each one. Many gems from this line, including druzies and carnelian, were locally sourced. During the last six years of my life, I uprooted from Los Angeles and moved to coastal, rainy northern California, where I learned my trade. It was when I decided to once again change locations to rainier Portland when this series came to mind. It is a tribute to my beloved redwood forest and this new place I call home. This collection reflects my feelings: nostalgia for a place that I left behind, and excitement for this new chapter of my life, filled with dreams and aspirations. Nature as an influence allows for endless possibilities, which I intend to continue exploring. Working at this craft enables me to push myself and attempt different techniques but still be my creative self.