SONDRA SHERMAN    Jewelry
Rorschach Corsages  2013- ongoing'Found Subjects' 2010 - ongoing'FTD's' 2009Anthophobia:Fear of Flowers  2007
Seven Types of Ambiguity 2005Relocating Nature's 2001'Skin' 2000Double Happiness 2000Hidden Agender 1999Rings of Engagement 1995The Box Pieces  1990-1995 Kinetic Systems 1982 - 1989
Initially a painter, I was eventually drawn to jewelry by the inherent and socially interconnecting meanings of personal adornment. Jewelry, through its presumed familiarity and encounter within everyday life invites a broad audience to a conversation grounded in empathy.

I choose the subjects, methods and materials of the jeweler which challenge my commitment and amplify the distinctive voice and context of jewelry. Its human scale challenges me to be concise. Its location, asks me to accommodate others and invite collaboration. I consider ‘wearability’ essential to the expressive opportunity found in its dual nature, perceived personally in relation to an individual – and socially as an object on public display.

So, does the wearer complete the jewelry or does the jewelry complete the wearer? I suggest it is reciprocal - changed by each other they venture out into the world, to start a conversation.