Ryan's pieces are a fascinating blend of tradition and innovation. He uses both hand engraving techniques and power tools to reduce aluminum blanks into sinuous, seemingly quilted forms. The shapes are then anodized, dyed, and sealed-giving them bright colors and a tough protective skin.
Exhibited in a group show "Art By Attrition", May 26 - June 25
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG Exhibit at Kobo)
Featuring Teresa Faris, Julia Harrison, Shinji Nakaba, John Ryan, Emily Watson and Hiroko Yamada.