Mary Zayman-Moon Curve Ring

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Interview with Mary Zayman : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Mary Zayman : I aspired to design a ring that has the same integrity as any part of the natural world. All forms in nature have an inner logic and are a perfect union of form and function.. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Mary Zayman : The focus, which emerged during the making of the piece, was to make it interesting from every angle, and to invite the viewer to turn it around and experience it fully. I wanted to it to enrich the wearer’s experience. . If I can give someone even a fraction of the joy to be experience in nature I feel I have succeeded. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Mary Zayman : My plan is to see where this design takes me. My short-term goal is to get it into the world to be enjoyed. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Mary Zayman : Moon Curve one in series of rings that I worked on for six months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Mary Zayman : The concept developed during the design and making of the piece. The inspiration occurred before and during the making of the piece and is my own. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Mary Zayman : Myself. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Mary Zayman : It developed organically from some forged rings I was making at the time. I was interested throughout the series in starting with a length of wire and forging it. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Mary Zayman : I am more influenced by nature but I also believe that every experience we have ever had, every color, sound, and emotion becomes part of who we are, and in this way become part of our work. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Mary Zayman : Anyone who appreciates or gets something from it. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Mary Zayman : I think the painstaking attention to each and every angle, so that the piece as a whole hole is infused with liveliness. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Mary Zayman : On one level the name is obvious in that is curved and has a moonstone as the focal point. Beyond its descriptive function I like the sounds of the two words together. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Mary Zayman : Hammers, mandrels, burs, and various other Flex Shaft attachments. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Mary Zayman : The union of opposites: strength with delicacy, and dynamic movement with balance. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Mary Zayman : Moon Curve was designed solely by myself. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Mary Zayman : The machines I use such as a Flex-shaft, and the processes of casting involve technology. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Mary Zayman : I am always studying forms in nature and their underlying principals. I am fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's studies of plants, human anatomy, and inventions. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Mary Zayman : Cleaning up the casting that had many tiny crevices that were difficult to access. Even though it was frustrating at the time I learned a lot from it. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Mary Zayman : I am drawn to much of the European and International art including jewelry. This is a generalization but I see more jewelry that I can relate to in terms of originality and integrity. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Mary Zayman : I learned to work on a piece until it speaks to me. By staying with the process I improved my patience and concentration. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Mary Zayman : No, I think that about does it. .

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