Alyssa Hoskins

Alyssa Hoskins (b. 2000) is a jewelry designer and metalsmith from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She recently earned a B.F.A. from the School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. During her undergraduate degree she received multiple merit-based scholarships including the Marilyn Sjoholm Student Scholarship for Metalworking and Jewelry Design. Her artwork is focused on macabre subject matter without sacrificing beauty and function, creating couture jewelry that caters to unique aesthetics in the market. Her designs speak in terms of eccentricities and unsettling visuals, as she is inspired by traditional folklore, contemporary horror, and her own imaginative nightmares

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Hello/Goodbye

Date of Creation: October 10, 2022

List of Materials: Sterling Silver, Leather, Thread, Onyx

Dimensions: 5 in x 17 in x 3/8 in

Photographer's Name: Alyssa Hoskins

Conceptual Statement: Ouija boards and communicating with spirits are some of the first things that come to mind when people think of the occult. Some see the act as nothing more than an elaborate game of deception, whereas others are intent upon contacting an unseen entity through its use. Those that do will more than likely fail to consider the severe consequences that could come out of meddling with things that they cannot yet begin to comprehend. Calling out into the void may catch the attention of some terrible that that you are not equipped to handle; its presence pushing you to the brink of madness, or possibly even death.

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