Each jewel has a purpose. Time is an investment and patience is always rewarding.
I found a way to fuse my childhood fascination with crystals and my love for electronics during college when I was introduced to decoden in Japan. This artform is based on the idea of decorating electronics with jewels and embellishments. With technology constantly evolving, I eventually felt a forced obsolescence in my designs and began to express myself on larger, more permanent canvases. I now combine gemstones, man-made crystal, and found objects to tell a story.
The human fascination with glimmering objects is linked to our natural attraction to water.
No matter the design, our eyes are drawn to its kinetic dance with light.
Lawrence Naff is a visual artist and jewelry designer based in Oklahoma City. Using techniques learned in Osaka, Japan, Naff creates mosaic by individually placing crystal rhinestones and gemstones on substrate. Naff has displayed his work in Paseo’s Studio Six, 1219 Creative with Inclusion in Art, group shows such as Texas Artists Coalition’s Juried Show, Oklahoma Contemporary’s ArtNow, OVAC’s 12x12, and is currently represented by Objets Trouvés.