My current work is an attempt in appropriating the function and tactile properties of the brush, while re-proposing this function within the format of jewelry.
I compare the ubiquitous experience of brushing with the intimacy inherent in jewelry which touches the wearer and in turn, asks to be touched through its haptic quality. I am inspired by the manufacturing processes involved in brush-making, and in looking to historic and contemporary approaches to fabrication for both the brush and jewelry, these works seek to seamlessly blend digital and traditional craft processes. By adopting these physiological and metaphoric associations, I hope to present a dialogue emphasizing the primacy of touch in experiencing jewelry.
MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Art Museum
1 April - 12 April 2015