Holly Stein Bio
Design Lines

As a graphic designer for more than 30 years, I work with design concepts.
Since the fall of 1999, I have been working in metals and enjoy the tactile
experience that occurs when transforming a two dimensional design into a
fabricated three dimensional object of wearable art. I challenge myself to
create works that are conceptual in nature and stretch the
limitations of my own ability as well as others'
preconceptions about art. I like incorporating
common and recylced materials — altering purpose and
usefulness and elevating what is perceived as refuse into, what
I hope is, art. Many of my pieces employ unexpected twists — an
unusual finished back, hidden talismanic words or jewelry as a decorative
element on a completely functional box. I strive to make a connection with
the viewer and wearer that makes the work exciting and original and can be
enjoyed for it's beauty and quality.

I have an Associates Degree in Advertising, Design and Illustration
from the American Academy of Art, Chicago. And live in sunny
southern California.

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