I am drawn to the repetitive and meditative process of metalsmithing as an outlet for artistic expression. Through the process of metalsmithing my thoughts and ideas are transformed into objects. My work is geometric, using repetitive shapes to create volume without weight. Whether reflective or abstract, my goal is to create an awkward balance of shape and scale. I am influenced by the geometry of everyday life, from the beautiful symmetry in nature, to the modern industrial landscape. For me, jewellery is a vessel that unifies personal narrative and material exploration, creating objects that have both history and memory.
Britlyn Simone received a BFA with departmental honors in Jewellery and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. Since graduating in 2011, she has been awarded the Irving Cooper Award and the Morton R. Godine Fellowship, for which she traveled to the UK to continue her thesis investigation. Britlyn has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Australia.