Beneath our draped and concealed, festooned and baubled exterior, each of us operate a nearly identical organic mechanism, a series of muscles and ligaments formed over a scaffolding of bone.
The human figure, central in conventions of attraction and representation in art, is often overlooked in jewelry; the body and its adornment are entwined and share a close, co-dependent relationship with one another, yet jewelry is often incidentally placed on the human form.
I aim to exalt the body. In drawing my inspiration from the human form, my work is a response to the act of bodily adornment itself, questioning the creative detraction from our own forms. I have taken the body’s unseen corporeal elements and brought them to the surface, focusing on a specific perspective of the human form, the forgotten fragments with which it is comprised. It illuminates the unseen elements of the body we typically ignore, but will hopefully mind ever after.