Lynda Bahr creates contemporary jewelry compositions that are influenced by primitive art images and the natural abstract forms found in the coastal landscape near her home in San Gregorio, CA. Her work is a marriage of intricate texture and architectural structure. To achieve the mosaic patterning characteristic of her work, Lynda uses the mokume gane technique of metal bonding, layering colored golds, silver and shakudo – an alloy of copper and gold – into a billet that is carved and reduced in a rolling mill.
The artist holds a BFA from Syracuse University and pursued additional studies at Hornsey College of Art in London. Before committing to her jewelry practice full-time in 1989, Lynda worked as an interior architect focused on large-scale corporate projects.