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Rebecca Strzelec


Born in 1977 in Champagne, Illinois. Earned a BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

and Art Education at Tyler School of Art. Gained teaching certification in

K-12. Currently a MFA student at Tyler School of Art. Also teaching Jewelry

at Tyler School of Art, Weekend Art Workshop.


The niche I have found in The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program at Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania is one that embodies the intense future of jewelry. With the completion of my bachelors degree this past spring comes a challenge that I hope to take full advantage of. In order to continue with Computer Aided Design, CAD, I will be attending the Masters of Fine Arts program at Tyler . There I hope to continue investigating and experimenting with this infinite media. Undoubtedly, the learning environment that Tyler provides is one that I know will be the most supportive and productive to me as a student, an artist, and a future educator.

The piece entitled "Velbrace" is the first tangible I have produced. Made of epoxy resin , rubber and Velcro, it has the ability to adjust the size for different fits. The bracelet is large in scale, yet due to material, is a very reasonable weight. In creating this piece I have learned a great deal about what is involved in the transition of a piece from its actual state, a diagnostically sound piece within the computer environment, to its tangible state, what you see here. The development of this piece is a large stepping stone in my artistic growth and is one of the driving forces that attracts me to CAD.