Madison Egleston

Madison Egleston is a metalsmith, woodworker, and plastic enthusiast who makes utilitarian sculptures and wearable objects that contemplate the feeling of within and without and the duality of the human condition. She explores feelings of discomfort and solace surrounding expression, identity, and communication through the novelty of nostalgic objects.
Madison graduated with a BFA from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2019. She currently lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania where she has been a Graduate Student in the Metals and Jewelry area at Edinboro University since 2020 and will graduate with her MFA in the spring of 2023. In her graduate studies, Madison found a new love of woodworking and works as a Graduate Assistant in both the woodshop and metals studio at Edinboro University.
Madison’s work is featured in several publications including, SNAG Jams 2019, Ornament July 2022, and Fusion Magazine. Recently, Madison published an article titled Shop Talk: Powdercoating Basics,



Date of Creation: April 1, 2023

List of Materials: Brass, Copper, Powdercoat, Steel, Birthday Candles

Dimensions: 7"X4.5"X4.5"

Photographer's Name: Madison Egleston

Model's Name: Madison Egleston, Rebecca Neeley

Other Contributors: Rebecca Neely (lighter holder) Madison Egleston (model)

Conceptual Statement: Cake Smash is a piece that uses the emotive form of brass knuckles to create dialogue about rite-of-passage moments associated with girlhood. These moments can be beautiful or angry, but they're always fleeting. This image was frustrating to take, it was a photo that required careful teamwork and wouldn't have been possible without the collaborative effort of my colleague, Rebecca. The making of this photo and this piece was possible in the same way women and girls are able to thrive, and move past moments that should mark our success and growth, but instead only mark our age.

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