Jewelry and Objects > Refrain

Not Up For Discussion
Plaster, Joint Compound, Paint
11" x 12.5" x 10"
2014
You Might Not Hear Me
Sterling Silver, Earth Magnets
13" x 10" x 9"
2014
Unsent Letters No. 2
Wool, Cotton, Nickel Silver, Sterling Silver
10" x 12" x 12"
2014
Unsent Letters No. 2
Wool, Cotton, Nickel Silver, Sterling Silver
Dimensions Variable
2014
Catch & Release
Fine Silver, Patina
Dimensions Variable
2014
Catch & Release
Fine Silver, Patina
Dimensions Variable
2014

Refrain is an exploration through the creation of physical manifestations of an intangible experience--self-censorship. For my Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis in 2014, I created 3 wearable sculptures and 2 wall pieces that each embodied different aspects to self-censorship. Although my background is in metalsmithing, I made a conscious choice to remain open to alternative materials for this body of work. I chose to concentrate on wearables for the neck/shoulders/chest area because that area of the body generally holds the weight of having to hold back communication. Refrain exhibits the duality of self-censorship, as well, not only showing different levels of restriction, but also of comfort--telling the viewer, this is a self-inflicted situation. We are the only ones holding ourselves back.