OVAC on Gallery.
Learn about OVAC’s programs and mission in this feature from OETA’s “Gallery” show.
In my jewelry I create flexible forms that cover a large surface area of the human body. The wearable piece conforms to the figure describing contours much like a geologic landform and armor. I am intrigued with laminated plywood as a material to carve and manipulate within the work because of the visual similarity to geologic layers. Garnets are added for both their decorative quality and symbolic healing/ protective properties, adding potency to the concept of armor. The jewelry pieces serve as a creative statement that can be worn to a special or formal occasion, rather than on a daily basis.