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Ornamentation is defined as “things added to something to provide decoration,” but I believe that it goes so much deeper than that. I mean, why do we choose to decorate our bodies in the first place? We choose amulets for protection. We choose signifiers to communicate our social standing, allegiance to a group, or marital status. We wear jewelry that has special meaning because it was gifted to us by a loved one. And we also wear art. We wear art because it takes us out of the mundane and brings us closer to our spiritual nature. I am in love with this concept of transcendence through wearable art.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with jewelry making. Before I learned metalsmithing, I would make jewelry out of anything I could get my hands on. I built crowns from sticks, leaves, and woodland feathers. I fell in love with beads and leather, and even though I still like to incorporate all of these materials at times, I love working with metal. It’s amazing to see something from my imagination transformed into a wearable solid piece.
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