Beverly Tadeu - Bethesda MD
My work has a fragile, ethereal quality that belies its inherent strength and durability. The intricately soldered pieces of forged and formed 18 karat gold and silver require countless solder points. The open structure allows people to glimpse inside to spaces usually unseen, to the play of shadows and layers revealed. I endeavor to capture, in each of my sculptural pieces, certain elusive and contradicting qualities, rawness with opulence, fragility with strength.