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The Artistry of Barbara Natoli Witt

Posted by learntobead on January 30, 2013

THE ARTISTRY OF BARBARA NATOLI WITT
http://necklaceart.com/NecklaceArt.com.html
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I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful, fascinating and romantic works of Barbara Natoli Witt.

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Her pieces blend tapestry techniques with captivating webs of colored threads, beads, stones, artifacts and found objects.

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I frequently advocate among my students that they learn to incorporate several types of techniques and materials within their pieces, and Witt is a perfect example of the result.

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Her use of historical motifs, signs, symbols and materials imbued with meaning within necklace pieces with a contemporary flair add synergy and power to her pieces.    She marries “meaning” to “aesthetic” particularly well.

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The historical referents  make you think of themes of classical beauty, the classical role of women and the classical role of jewelry, and how these relate to women and jewelry today.

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A good background biography of the artist can be found here.

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