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Annette Aucoin

Metal / Broussard, LA

Artist Statement

From 1989 to 1994 I was a printmaker and painter. When I discovered that I loved the warmth of etched copper plate more than the prints; I returned to school to become a metal smith. I love working with metal and use metal in various ways. The gorgeous color and transparency of glass on metal are my favorite two dimensional pieces. Some of my two dimensional pieces are a combination of etched metal that are heat treated with a torch to add color, and have cast glass and/or kiln fired enamels attached to them . My two dimensional works is figurative and universal. When worn my jewelry becomes living art, it physically moves with its wearer and is a fluid three-dimensional object that can be seen from different angles reflecting colors surrounding the piece. Mother Nature’s leaves are imitated in many of my silver fabricated jewelry pieces.

Biography

Education:
1960 BS Louisiana State University
1989 BFA University of Southwestern Louisiana
1994 - 2008 Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
1995 - 1996 University of Southwestern Louisiana
Statement
Collections
2002 Ornament for the White House Christmas Tree.
Painting “Waiting” in the UL of Lafayette Permanent Museum Collection
Galleries
Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, Louisiana
Whoojoo’s, Lafayette, Louisiana
Craftsmen of Mississippi Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi
River Oaks Gallery, Alexandria, Louisiana
Barnwell Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana
Sans Souci Fine Craft Gallery, Lafayette, Louisiana
Workshops: Cuttlebone workshop leader for the following:
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA
2003 & 2002 Boys & Girls Club, Lafayette, LA
2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000 Children’s Summer Sampler, Mississippi Craft Center on the Natchez Trace