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I approach art as an opportunity to fold levels of reality together that are traditionally kept apart. Frequently this means pushing traditional materials (such as clay, ink, and fabric) and aesthetic values (such as scale) into innovative zones. At times I incorporate my physical body into my work to discover its pliability in the face of conditioning and constraints imposed by society, and to ascertain the limits of my own self-control. I build impossibility into my work to develop false hope, and thereby question the notion of success. Yet while my works are often explorations in futility, processes and outcomes that are seemingly senseless are never wasted when followed by meaningful insight, as I realize that it is the process of unlearning that is of ultimate worth. My artistic activity is spread across a diversity of projects in order to address a broad spectrum, and in asserting space for the individual, I aim to trigger a fresh and multifaceted awareness in the viewer.
Jason is currently pursuing a masters through TCAUP at the University of Michigan. In addition Jason holds a B.S.E. in Materials Science, a minor in Multidisciplinary Engineering, and pursuing a minor in Computer Science. You most likely will find him in Design Lab 1, a interdisciplinary space in the main floor of the Duderstat Center.
After receiving my undergraduate degree in Architectural Design from The University of Virginia, I chose to earn a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media at Columbia University. I have spent the past decade providing digital design instruction to a number of audiences including graduate students at both Columbia University and Parsons School of Design, secondary school students, and architectural professionals.
My passion is jewellery. Everywhere around me I see inspiration for the pieces that I create. In the trees, the flowers, in fire and water I see unique jewellery designs. I was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand and because of the rich arts and cultural history of this city; I have had access to a great deal of design inspiration. Chiang Mai is a city that fluently blends modern life with a rich traditional heritage and I strive to recreate that unity in my jewellery. I have been working in the jewellery industry for most of my life. My inspiration and motivation in life comes from being able to make unique pieces that can be passed on in your family through the generations. My dream is that my jewellery will be making people happy long after I am gone. For this reason I strive to put unique details in each design that I make. Each stone has been hand selected and each piece of silver has been personally designed and in most cases produced. I use only the highest quality of materials because it is these that will survive the test of time and stand out as unique designs that can be treasured for years to come. I am a highly experienced crafts person and I have been working in this industry for more than fifteen years. I have worked for major fashion design companies in the USA and in the U.K. producing unique designs for sale in jewellery markets throughout the world. For the first time I am proud to offer you a unique collection in my own name. Each of the pieces in this new collection has been hand designed by myself and I know you will love and cherish the pieces for years to come. If you are looking for something a little more unique and individual than what you see here. I am also available for consultation in creating a one off piece or jewellery line based around your individual needs. I am thankful for all of the opportunities that life has offered me and I am proud to be able to share my designs with you. Knowing that I have made someone smile is the greatest achievement and my most sincere hope is that a deep feeling of happiness graces you every time you wear one of my designs
Aaron Willette is a designer currently operating out of Ann Arbor, MI. His interests relate to the practical application of computational tools and their intersection with traditional interpretations of craft and technique. This forms the basis for his current studies/research at the University of Michigan’s Master’s of Science in Architecture, Digital Technologies program. In addition to his academic pursuits, Aaron is an associate with the global collaborative Live Architecture Network and is a project designer/coordinator with the media-arts installation collaborative Artforming. When he has the time, he’ll occasionally write forArchinect. He holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology along with Associate degrees in both Civil Engineering (Springfield Technical Community College) and Architectural Engineering (Wentworth Institute of Technology).
Papers (coming soon)