BFA in Jewelry/Metals
Minor in Art History
Copper, sterling silver, brass tubing
Approximately 3" x 3" x 2"
The focus of my work is to set the narrative or object into a space that gives them value touching on the traditional objects of reliquary and memento mori. They become precious when being held or encapsulated in a meaningful way. It is a way for me to create a space for contemplation and understanding of experiences that create a complex notion of identity.
Physical and mental interaction is important to my work. By wearing or interacting with one of my pieces the wearer should be taking part in a specific action. I will provide the materials, but it is the viewer or wearer’s job to interact. The purpose of this body of work is to invoke nostalgia of childhood interaction with nature. As children we can see beauty in countless things and overtime begin to lose curiosity and admiration of everyday life.
Techniques frequently used throughout my work is roll printing and piercing. Roll printing allows me to create an organic impression into the metal which creates various textures and shape languages. Piercing the metal creates an opportunity to create a specific narrative by the image made. The repetition of organic visual language and rhythm is carried throughout this body of work.
My pieces refer to ceremonial objects and the history of adornment that inspire a ritualistic action and create an invitation to interact with them. I intend to create pieces that are embodiments of my concepts, whether it is a physical piece that is meant to carry a material or a container for an idea.