Ken Bova
Color plays a primary role in my work. It functions as a material nexus between metal and image.

My research interests are two-fold. First is an on-going investigation into the development of natural and handmade mineral pigments. Second is experimenting with the properties of white liquid enamel and the variety of color effects that can be achieved with the technique of torch firing.

Both of these material applications provide sometimes unexpected and serendipitous results. I have been exploiting these processes to develop a vivid body of work that expresses my interest in both narrative and gestural information utilizing what others often consider ordinary and common material.

Image:

Spill
2014
2 x 2.5 x .25 inches
Brooch. Torch fired white liquid enamel on copper, sterling, 18k gold, vintage linoleum floor tile.