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Together with my wife, I am living and being inventive on my own terms. I began my journey as a serious artist six years ago and my passion for creating and experimenting is forever growing!

In the Spring of 2006 I quit my heartless factory job. I got so fed up with the way corporations treat human beings I threw my work boots in the river and promised myself I would never again spend my days doing something I hate. I suppose my boots are somewhere floating in the gulf by now, or perhaps mulch for a weeping willow.

Now I am running my own business, using my creative energy to create beautiful, unique jewelry that will make the person wearing it feel wonderful.

Everything around us has a story to tell and I take pride in giving my materials a second life as a piece of art. In…

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  • Born on June 30
  • Joined April 3, 2008

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Sterling and Silverplated flatware

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Together with my wife, I am living and being inventive on my own terms. I began my journey as a serious artist six years ago and my passion for creating and experimenting is forever growing!

In the Spring of 2006 I quit my heartless factory job. I got so fed up with the way corporations treat human beings I threw my work boots in the river and promised myself I would never again spend my days doing something I hate. I suppose my boots are somewhere floating in the gulf by now, or perhaps mulch for a weeping willow.

Now I am running my own business, using my creative energy to create beautiful, unique jewelry that will make the person wearing it feel wonderful.

Everything around us has a story to tell and I take pride in giving my materials a second life as a piece of art. In particular the reused silverware jewelry inspires me to reflect on the materials' past life.

Once at a flea market, I found an old spoon with lots of visible wear on one side of its bowl and I couldn't help wondering who owned that spoon and how many homemade meals they must have eaten with it. Moments like that remind me how awe inspiring the circular flow of energy is our universe. I hope to express this flow in all of my work.

Here is some more juicy bits about me (you might have to copy and paste) :
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081029/JUICE03/810290314/Made-DM-Dank-Artistry

www.facebook.com/DankArt

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