|C’ville Arts Features – “The Art of the Circle” – During November|
Gillian Ruffa, a gifted jeweler and textile artist, explores inspiring and symbolic representations of the circle. She will be at the gallery during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday celebration on November 1st, from 6 – 8 p.m. to share her new collection.
The shape of a circle has been used as a symbol since the beginning of time. You find circles everywhere in life, in science, nature, math, in languages, and in art through the ages. It can universally represent a range of things from Mother Earth to the sun or moon. As a jeweler and small business owner, suitably named “Striking Metal”, Gillian incorporates the circle in her designs naturally. Developing circular impressions on copper and silver are characteristic of her work.
Gillian also creates elegant and colorful scarves. Her fabric selections are high quality, soft, silky smooth materials that wrap a circle of style and comfort around you with a graceful accent.
Whether you’re hoping to find a perfect gift for a friend, loved one or yourself, “The Art of the Circle” is a collection including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and scarves. With a fresh sense of style, you’ll find Gillian’s circles in art hard to resist.