Today’s featured artist is Brandi Couvillion. Being as fascinated with jewelry as I am at this time in my life, I think I’ve just fallen in love with her work!
Where are you from?
I hail from New Orleans, which has a significant influence in my work
Is there any particular event(s) that drew you to the art world?
My creative side has always been inspired by the built environment around me and the various states of its decay, as well as the fleeting ephemera we fail to appreciate each day.
Cornell and Rauschenberg are inspirations, as well as Ersy who also lives in New Orleans.
What medium and subject matters do you gravitate towards?
My mixed media and jewelry lines are composed, quite literally, of lost fragments from the past - from remnants of porcelain shards and Victorian era shoes to porcelain dolls excavated from old world privies with a local salvage expert.
What I try to capture in my artwork is some of the sense of cities throughout the world in the process of becoming a ruin, of present fading into history. All the while, the past is present....
What are your interests outside of art?
I thrive by travelling, exploring, preserving architectural history, meeting new people and enjoying the ones that are close to me.
The work shown in this post is currently being shown at Couvillion’s studio and at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.