Rick LaBan - Jewelry
My inspiration comes from so many places - mountains, clouds, architecture, sculpture, movies and science fiction, to name a few. I listen to music that I consider ethereal during the designing and building process because this floods me with emotion, which more often than not shows in my work.
I make drawings, but not always. Sometimes, the piece becomes visible only as I create it. Other times, I draw what I "see" and then revise as necessary until the drawing matches my vision. Once my drawing is one with my vision, I begin the process of rolling, stamping, folding, soldering and riveting the piece together.