Subjects inherent to the contexts of personal and social identity have inspired diverse series as my work explores the distinctive voice of jewelry and the psychological and social context of the body/wearer.
I have been fascinated by the relational nature of jewelry in its intimate location yet public presentation. Artistically expressive jewelry is mobile public art. It is an animating agent which engenders conversations through its informal encounter within the everyday, while representing the significance and complexity of the constructs of both personal and social identity.
Using the social codes and private/public locations of jewelry as a platform, I invite a broad audience to a conversation grounded in empathy.
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 the conversation.