Lisa and Scott Cylinder - Chickenscratch
Lisa and Scott began collaborating on jewelry pieces in 1988. They
are both schooled jewelers and metalsmiths with over twenty years
experience. Best known for their production work under the name
display their one-of-a-kind pieces in galleries throughout the U.S. and
The ideas for their jewelry are derived from numerous sources:
nature, modern art, folklore and pop culture, to name a few. They blend
these influences into clever narratives and play-on-words.
Conceptually, their work may best be described as a hybrid of Picasso
mixed with a Hanna-Barbera cartoon!
Technically, their jewelry pieces are made using simple, sometimes
primitive processes. The construction of the work resembles tin toys
from the first half of the 20th Century. It is intended to have a folk
art appearance rather than traditional jewelry.
Most importantly, the work is a collaboration on many levels: a
blend of inspirations and sources, a blend of observation and
imagination, and a blend of two people's ideas and techniques. Their
jewelry is very accessible due to its humorous, narrative nature, and
the viewer's need to interact for the story to be told.