This week, we’re starting an introduction into jewelry with my beginning classes. I’m hoping for no injuries! While putting together my presentations, I remembered these two artists who greatly influenced my love for jewelry. Although I only have one class under my belt, I’m dying to make something!
Nap. Brooch. 2008.Â Gold, ebony, resin, pigment, hair
“The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.”
A beautiful and initmate alternative to the tape and bandages we wrap on the rings we inherit or acquire.
My Bodemer inspired necklace made with beads and trinkets I’ve collected from different significant events and places (cousin’s wedding, Chicago, Providence, favorite outfits, etc.