Anna Lorich Akers
For the Big Bang catalogue, Anna Lorich writes, "My work is a representation and reflection on ideas and feelings related to family and the search for identity through the creative process. Whether through the use of landscape, portraiture or some other form, the work is ultimately a visualization of the act of questioning and searching through the creative process."
Anna Lorich Akers founded Lorak Designs Fine Jewelry in 2009, after finishing graduate school and receiving her MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Anna's fine art jewelry has been featured in numerous galleries, publications, and museums. In addition to her narrative, and material exploratory fine art works, she wished to create a line of contemporary fine jewelry that explores the artful interpretation of traditional jewelry mediums of silver and gold, with mixed gemstones.
Anna attributes her collection's aesthetic to a variety of inspirations, ranging from her love of artifacts, especially those of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, to her adoration of Scandinavian design. Her conceptual mantra manifests timeless objects of elegance in the simplicity of shape and design with a propensity for the natural world as well as traditional handmade craftsmanship. It is therefore hardly surprising that the modus operandi behind each of her pieces is simplicity itself... pieces she herself wishes to wear.