Artist Statement

Patricia L. Phillips is a goldsmith artist, creating one-of-a-kind works. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of shapes, lines and textures, with a limited utilization of color. Each piece is generally hand wrought in gold and silver, starting from sheet and wire, with gemstones added for balance. The techniques incorporated are pulled from modern to ancient methods designed to please the eye through balance. They are small sculptural art forms which speak of a blend between delicate grace and strength as part of self-expression. No discourse or social commentary is intended, and realistic imagery is limited to not interfere with the relationship between the work and the audience.

Patricia's metals are an outgrowth of her larger wall relief sculptures. Part of the challenge of the medium is achieving integrity and dignity while working with a reduced scale. Her art works speak of a strength and power which people gravitate toward.