Alexandra Hart

Metals artist and designer goldsmith Alexandra Hart is an advocate and activist for responsible sourcing, for the love of all nature and evolution. Her work celebrates the beauty found in natural forms, made of natural materials, championing evolution in the natural world. Her background includes an MFA, designing Karl Lagerfeld and Givenchy fashion jewelry, as well as German-trained master goldsmithing for Barbara Heinrich Studio, helping her achieve synergy among artistic inspiration, high design and skillful craftsmanship.

In every way she tries to reduce the negative impact her own life has on the planet, while working in leadership to more broadly help improve the world. From personally reducing consumption and using the most responsible options- to her nonprofit leadership work- as a former President of WJA San Diego, former President and then Executive Director of Ethical Metalsmiths, and Board Secretary of Compassion for African Villages, as a Rotarian, as a teacher, as a me

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Crinoidea

Date of Creation: June 23, 2017

List of Materials: copper, silk, pheasant feathers, vinyl

Dimensions: 78x60x60 inches

Photographer's Name: Raymond Elstad

Model's Name: Laura Ricci

Other Contributors: Tea Ninkovic (couturier)

Conceptual Statement: This piece is inspired by natural mutualist symbiotic relations. It is designed to act on the body as if it were a distinct organism living with its host: as a filter feeder, the Crinoidea benefits from the wearer’s motions, and the wearer equally acquires the drama and attributes of the piece. The work also dramatizes our own evolution in symbiotic relationships. It is like a fossil, a record of a stage in the evolving creative process, revealing a particular symbiotic relationship among abstract ideas, jewelry forms, and the human body. Extinction is yet another theme. Crinoidea is a formerly prolific, successful, and dramatically powerful organism, now long extinct, therefore presented as a momento mori.

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Dodder

Date of Creation: 23/05/2017

List of Materials: brass, copper, lycra

Dimensions: 72x10x17 inches

Photographer's Name: Raymond Elstad

Model's Name: Laura Ricci

Other Contributors: Tea Ninkovic (couturier)

Conceptual Statement: This piece is inspired by natural parasitic symbiotic relations. It is designed to act on the body as if it were a distinct organism living on its host: as a parasite, the Dodder benefits from the wearer’s body and mobility, and the wearer is restricted by the piece while acquiring the attributes. The work also dramatizes our own evolution in symbiotic relationships. It is like a time capsule, a record of a stage in the evolving creative process, revealing a particular symbiotic relationship among abstract ideas, jewelry forms, and the human body. Evolution is yet another theme. The Dodder is a prolific, successful, and bold organism, therefore presented as a reminder to us to evolve with the climate.

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