Nancy Linkin is inspired by curvilinear forms found in nature and geometry—squash vines and logarithmic spirals, dried autumn leaves and parabolas. Her studio is in coastal Maine, where the water meanders into her quiet tidal cove with the same fluid grace found in her work.
To create each piece, flat patterns are cut from sheets of gold and silver and hammered systematically over wooden and plastic tools. Once a piece has been hammered into its final form, it's filed and sanded, then buffed to a high polish. This fine finish accentuates the simple sculptural lines of her jewelry.