Jaydan Moore’s career began as an undergraduate student at California College of Arts, Oakland, where he earned his BFA in jewelry and metal arts. During his time there, he focused on the production of oil cans and their representation of craft and the Industrial Revolution. While studying at CCA, Jaydan worked as a machinist and bench jeweler for the high-end metal production company, Svartvik Metal Works.
At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned his MFA/MA in jewelry and metal arts, Jaydan began focusing his interest on the heirloom. Using the imagery of found silver-plated tableware, he fragments and reassembles these objects into new forms to challenge and commemorate the individual’s ability to designate value to his/her own valuables and memories. By fabricating a new object from stylistically and historically related wares, he creates a new image that takes all memories of its use into consideration, maintaining some semblance and evidence of their past incarnations.
Jaydan will be with HCCC through June 21, 2013. For more information, visit www.jaydanmoore.com.