Who am I

Abbi Marie


Moth to a Flame Jewelry
Savannah, GA, United States

2.5 x 2.25 x 1.5

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Photo credit: Andrew McBeth

This piece is the first in a series that documents a loved one's descent into depression and psychosis, and gradual healing process. “Who am I?” was inspired by a lucid dream my loved one had at the beginning of his ‘fall’ that acted as an omen of oncoming catastrophe. The cuff base was reticulated and melted along the edges in order to show the fraying of his state of mind. The psyche of my loved one is represented by a carved and casted fox who sits expectantly in a darkened field of foxgloves. This plant was chosen because of its dichotomous medicinal property to both poison and heal the heart. Flecks of keum-boo reference a cycle of a continuous destruction and rebirth, annihilation and reformation.

My work comes from a love of both the natural world and that of fantasy, and a desire to depict both in a wearable form. Each piece is designed with a narrative in mind; some pieces are standalone stories, while others serve as chapters in a longer tale.

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