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Demitra Thomloudis

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Athens, GA, United States
2021

5 x 4 x 2 inches

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I am fascinated with architectural sites in progress and for many years I have documented in and around them. My work takes these monumental experiences I have witnessed and introduces them to the body. The simultaneous chaos and order of architectural sites in flux draws me in, insisting that I investigate further. Systems, colors, forms and marks are observed and excavated from the built environment and reorganized in a new system to now inhabit the space of the body as ornament. Roles have been reversed. Now, instead of our bodies moving in and around the space, the language of these spaces occupies the intimate landscape of the body. My work intends to challenge the construct of jewelry as a means to examine value, material sign systems and extensions of identity through the lens of place. I see jewelry as a means to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by.

Bio
Demitra Thomloudis is a studio jeweler and an associate professor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Her research, which explores jewelry’s capacity to express the interrelationship of person and place, has earned her an international reputation in the field, as well as numerous accolades and invitations.

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