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What's in a name? #TinaTang #Jewelry

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A name is equally important as the creation itself.  What's in a name?  The name evokes a sentiment, a feeling, a sensory appeal.  The naming of pieces often stumps me as I can easily create a graphic image in 3D but to label it is to give the piece a definitive personality.The new pieces I tried on in yesterday's post need names.  As I photographed them today for you, I thought of one artist whose work I saw in exhibition years ago: Willem de Kooning.  These pieces make me think of him.Now officially called the De Kooning Earrings. Willem De Kooning was an abstract expressionist born in Holland who was part of the New York School of which Jackson Pollack was also grouped.  (1904-1997)Do the earrings above feel inspired by this?Photo courtesy of Madeiramann.org.  The name of the piece was not listed.The hoop versions are slightly more airy:Modern and light.This De Kooning piece is called Untitled VII 1985Photo courtesy of Blog.Stylesight.comThe De Kooning necklace just might be my next "signature" piece I wear for flashy occasions.A print of De Kooning's work was one of my first significant grown up posters I purchased when I graduated from college.

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