"Inspired by both the tenacity and forgiveness of metal, I craft my work using form to expose the inherent sculptural process. The next step is the use of texture to create the final balance of the work."
For twenty years, Rina S. Young has designed and created jewelry, finding inspiration in the materials with which she works. Young is fascinated with the linear qualities of metal and the ability of metal to transform from generic solid object to individual form through the will of the imagination (and some well used tools).
Interested in biology and natural processes, Young was inspired to translate the seeming randomness of nature into forms that speak about the world in which she lives. She found the perfect bridge in the symmetries of nature, which are the geometric building blocks upon which design is based.