"Art is the search for understanding and expression. The awareness of our mortality (Memento Mori) reminds me to live, be in the moment and appreciate the preciousness of life. I strive to create dramatic narrative subjects of appreciation and expression with this spirit."
For third-generation jeweler Kim Eric Lilot, each piece is a stage on which the drama of the human condition plays out. He portrays intimate moments of humor, misery, ecstasy and anguish with the skills of a consumate goldsmith and the soul of a poet. This narrative approach to jewelry allows him to express diverse and intriguing points of view.
I get the greatest enjoyment from lost wax carving and casting techniques. These skills open up a limitless range of three dimensional, sculptural range of expression. Simultaneously I continue to employ the practical hand-working skills of traditional goldsmithing as well as enameling and stone setting. Knowledge of the properties of gems and minerals is also an enjoyable and necessary study.
1982-1985 Figurative sculpture study from Thomas Marsh 1977 Registered Jeweler/Gemologist. Gemological Institute of America. 1972 Journeyman Goldsmith/Gisellen. Kunst-Gewerbe Schule. Hamburg West Germany. 1968-1972 Formal Goldsmiths Apprenticeship/Lehrling. With the firm of Master Goldsmith Herbert Marquardt. Hamburg, West Germany. 1966-1968 Goldsmiths Apprenticeship. With the firm of Gordon & Hilmar Aatlo. San Francisco, Ca., USA.
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