Exhibition

Electric Broomstick

I made a short film to satisfy our project with Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg at MASieraad. Because of general and personal grief, my head and body only wanted to be on and in the ground. “Electric Broomstick” grew from…

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering

The motif of the longboat sailing through rough seas is indicative of the struggle to forge ahead through life’s myriad difficulties, while seeking out happiness and new opportunities on the horizon. It takes courage and determination to navigate the seas…

Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Talisman V.2

Talisman V.2 is a brooch made of sterling, mammoth (extinct) ivory, and a computer chip. The talisman is intended to protect the wearer from the predations from the digital world inflicted by other users as well as the hardware and…

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

Materia Remedium

Binding together the paradox of things absent with things present. We can never know what is absent, only the measure of it, as it haunts the place where it once existed.

VOTE

This brooch celebrates the pioneering forces of the women’s suffrage movement. The passing of the 19th amendment was the beginning of a much longer fight that we continue to this day. VOTE and continue the activism of diverse women in…

Sundot Swirls, Large

My jewelry is concerned with the interplay of natural forms, contrasting elements and symbolic content. In the Radiance Collection, 22K bi-metal “Sundots” are used to depict the light and power of the sun; while organic swirls in oxidized silver provide…

Shibari Fascinator

Shibari Fascinator is a wearable sculpture for the head. Fashioned as a fascinator, copper wire is coiled and crocheted as veiled cocktail hat to provide the wearer with a veil of allure and protection. Patina was applied to emulate the…

Empress Art Box with Bracelet and Brooch

Such diverse themes as architecture, the Art Deco movement, Nature in her myriad forms , and flight are continually explored on the sketchbook page. Study models are developed , gemstones are selected, and after much thought and care, the final…

Palmetto Memories

Fabricated from Sterling Silver embellished with 24K Gold Keum boo. This piece is inspired by the palmetto plants that fascinated me as a child.

Stratum

This necklace, titled Stratum, is inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the wonderful patterns created by William Morris. The Arts and Crafts movement was a response to industrialization, which was powered by coal. This pattern is a minimalist…

Garden Reflections: Rain Forest

As a Metalsmith, my work deals with the passage of time. Using the imagery of transport, passage or renewal, it becomes a metaphor for navigating life. In this sculptural vessel, that journey is illuminated by sterling silver, pearls, nickel silver,…

Collective

The part of life that continues to fascinate me most is how human beings affect each other. I’m especially curious about the strength and beauty of the collective. What roles people will play, how they’ll interact, and what they’ll contribute…

too many

Wa Yuusu is a reflection of African, Caribbean, and African American culture. Skin lightening is a problem, especially for females. Skin lightening has a long history that is impacted by the media, social status, religion, wealth, mental health, and culture….

I am the North

I am the North, 2021 [Sterling silver and repurposed acrylic] [Circunis and Ursa Minor] As the needle in the compass is true to the north, what is rightfully mine is true to me. I am the North! – from Florence…

Geo Dot Cigar Band Ring

I love that I can take my ideas and leverage the same CAD software used to design buildings, household products, landscapes and furniture to realize my jewelry designs. Or that I can start and finish a project on my bench…

In Simulacra 1, Edition 2

This brooch is a flexible chainmaille structure of hand carved mother of pearl and vintage cutlery handles. I was initially compelled by the visual qualities of mother of pearl; the smooth, lustrous nacre being evocative of the Art Deco period…

Mare

Jowita Allen’s work focuses on recycling and upcycling non-biodegradable waste into wearable art jewelry. She uses materials such as PET plastic from discarded bottles and containers which she collects from friends, her own household and in her travels to different…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

FallLeaf

Sandra uses shell-forming, fold-forming, and raising techniques to create graceful forms that follow the patterns of nature. The tension between the stamina and fragility in nature inspires her work. The clean lines and rugged textures she creates reflect the endurance…

Algae

Algae ring, inspired by seaweed, using cutting edge technology to attain a natural form that will peacefully sit on the wearer’s hand.

Biology of the Strange VI

There is something both mysterious and straightforward in the creation of any artwork. This duality fascinates me, and over the years my creative process has evolved to take advantage of the intersection of chance and purpose. Processes such as electroforming…

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