Erica currently lives in Rochester, NY where she works as a full time studio artist. Her highly crafted and precise designs executed in sterling silver are homage to minimalism and an interest in industrial structures. Rich oxidized finishes complete each piece and emphasize the highly executed intersecting planes and exposed interiors.
Artist Statement: Influenced by icons of value and strength, my work communicates a juxtaposition of interior and exterior forms. Through the use of traditional fabrication techniques, minimal forms are crafted as intersecting planes or with exposed interiors. The hollowness and skeletal nature of these objects are amplified through the use of monochromatic industrial finishes.
Erica Bello studied metalsmithing and jewelry design at Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Crafts. Traditional fabrication techniques have always played a main role in the construction of her work and echo influences of structure and implied form. Since her graduation in 2011, Erica continues to explore new techniques and concepts in her studio located in Rochester, NY.