Upcycled

In a newer body of work, I upcycle fibrous microwaveable soup bowls and lids, a common consumer waste, into carefully crafted objects. My pieces are hand-sawed, pierced, scored into geometric forms, and delicately sewn with thread or cold-connected with sterling rivets to create a lasting object. The 2D elements are created digitally in Adobe Illustrator…

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Widget Lockets

Like Victorians memorialized their loved ones in the historic pieces known as “mourning jewelry”, my Widget Lockets are a homage to a “dying” or near-outdated technology, such as objects that incorporate current images of vanity or short snippets of current headlines that scroll across computer screens and smart phones. At first glance, the object appears to be a precious item made from metal, as to fool one into thinking it is merely a highly personal, beautiful object. However, opening the piece reveals an unexpected screen snapshot of images that parlay technology and how it consumes our personal lives.

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