The Fallen

Gina Westergard


Lawrence, KS, United States

26" x 92" x 4.5"

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Photo credit: Aaron Paden

“The Fallen” are reliquary vessels that encapsulate and transform detritus into the sublime. I have collected these often overlooked materials to pay homage to the connections I have with nature: hummingbirds that fed from my garden, bleeding heart flowers that grew by my front door, and whiskers from twelve pets.

Gina Westergard is a Professor of Metalsmithing/Jewelry at the University of Kansas. Her work has been exhibited internationally in South Korea, Germany, Australia, Finland, Canada, and throughout the United States.

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