Cratageus monogyna

Kendall Reiss

Reiss_Kendall

Kendall Reiss Gallery & Studio
Bristol, R.I., United States
2021

1.5 x 1 x .75

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Inspired by research on Porto’s natural landscape and FUTURO – 100,000 Trees Project goal of reforesting the Portuguese city, Kendall Reiss created three rings to highlight indigenous tree species for Tincal Lab Challenge 2021: Jewelry & Nature.

Located near Tincal Lab, cultivation sites Campanhã Azevedo 1, Campanhã Azevedo 2, and Vivieiro do FUTURO include native trees: Celtis australis, Cratageus monogyna, and Sambucus nigra; each have been used as herbal remedies.

Rewilding the urban landscape and the human body demonstrates the benefits of indigenous species to climate and personal health; while focusing on practices of deep ecology through wearable plant medicine harken to traditional jewelry objects, amulets, and personal adornment.

Bio
Kendall Reiss grew up exploring the rocky shoreline of Narragansett Bay. She earned a BS in Geology from Dickinson College in 2006, and a MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Kendall currently lives in Bristol, Rhode Island where she owns and operates local arts initiative, Kendall Reiss Gallery & Studio.

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