Visit NEST Arts Factory Open Studios on Saturday September 9 from 2-5!
Come spend the afternoon at the NEST!
Kristin Merrill: creating beautiful things out of natural materials.
“I am especially connected to the sea, in a literal and a psychic sense. It gives my work meaning and a reason for being.”
Come spend the afternoon at the NEST – it’s the perfect place to hang out with Mom while enjoying art, poetry, and music, plus find her the perfect gift in one of three dozen studios and a gift shop! All events are free and open to the public.
There is a mystical sense to Kristin Merrill’s work, which comes from its connection to the earth and natural environment. “My passion is creating beautiful things out of natural materials,” she says. “ I am especially connected to the sea, in both a literal and a psychic sense. It gives my work meaning and a reason for being.” Kristin’s sculptures incorporate pieces of driftwood indigenous to the Connecticut shoreline. To them, she adorns pearls, hand-cast sterling elements, copper and symbolic found objects. “The driftwood,” Kristin explains, “was once a tree, vibrant with life and growing. It goes through a metamorphosis…
A stunning collection of jewelry and sculpture that combines precious gems, pearls, and creative metal working with found objects like driftwood and industrial metal pieces.