"Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a felt like base. Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design. She seldom works from sketches. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Some pieces take a year to complete.
Each piece is unique.
My intentions stem from my belief that “there can never be enough beauty in this world. Some of my pieces may contain an underlying concept, but I prefer to allow the viewer to interpret the work for his or her self. I think it is fair to allow this opportunity for the viewer considering the indefinite cultural significance of beaded jewelry in today’s society.
It is remarkable to track the history and development of beaded jewelry from primitive clay and shells strung on animal sinew to the elaborate productions of contemporary bead artists. Beadwork has remained a method of personal adornment, but has also adopted the modern significance of serving as an artform.
Not only has the bead managed to persist through the centuries, but it has thrived as a means of artistic expression.
Sherry was raised in a military family, moving every few years. She credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous and uninhibited approach to her work.
Text taken from the Sherry Serafini website.