Plaster set in resin with a sterling silver clasp.
Lightweight, easy to wear.
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My work is an exploration between meaning and material. I emphasize this relationship by working in plaster, a medium I’ve been using for several years because of my endless fascination with the way it holds every action or movement within it. In making my jewelry, I sew together cotton fabric into certain shapes I find interesting, often improvising with the way it takes to my needle. I then dip them each into plaster, forming a shell, followed by an epoxy resin to set. I look at the fabric forms as a gesture, when the cotton is dipped into plaster, it molds into something completely different as it hardens. The plaster finds the fabric in an active moment and then holds it into place. I’ve found this process as both an experimentation of letting a material control itself, as well as a metaphor for the way our actions alter memory. I see each piece as an individual sculpture that was created in its own terms and a documentation of its moment in time.