4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
"My work is based on a constant search for technical and design innovation. In my acrylic art jewelry, I fuse traditional handcrafting methods with state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing, allowing me to bridge the divide between manus and machina. I use Adobe Illustrator to design concentric templates in 2D on a computer. This virtually eliminates material waste- every shape, nestled within a larger shape, becomes a part of a piece of jewelry. Laser cut in an industrial manufacturing facility in Chicago, the pieces are then hand polished in Rhode Island in a jewelry polishing facility. Finally, I individually thermoform each piece into outsize sculptural jewelry in my studio in Harlem, and set some with semi-precious stones. The material properties of acrylic allow my designs to be more process-based in this double creative process: once when designing the Illustrator templates on the computer, and then again when presented with a pre-designed shape and a hot kiln to shape the final piece. Thus, the same template may be used to make a necklace or a bracelet, depending on my individual approach."
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This piece is part of the exhibition Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination, Innovation, on view in the Sally D Francisco Gallery through May 19th. Purchased pieces can be picked up or shipped after this date.