COLlage 05 Necklace (2017)
Steel, STERLING SILVER, VITREOUS ENAMEL, 18kt Gold
Collage 05 Necklace is a part of my "Collage" series, a continuation of COLORSCAPE. Each enameled piece is elevated on posts, and several pieces feature 18kt gold rivets.
A paper collage provides a single-plane experience of surface and arrangement that ultimately transforms into a dynamic, layered accumulation of overlapping fragments. In the transformation from two to three dimensions, the space between each layer is activated by surprising moments - a curled edge, a hollow form, an unexpected continuation from front to back. Evocative of the sketch, each completed piece features a collection of disparate parts which must ultimately harmonize with the overall composition, floating in an exacting balance. The ephemeral aspects of collage are made concrete in the final form.