Historic and present-day ceremonies, rituals and superstitions connected to jewellery
As signifier inform my work.
For this neckpiece, titled Welcome, I employ the repetitive and time-consuming
process of embossing and threading hundreds of paper discs.
The form and technique of this neckpiece references the traditional garlands found
across many cultures, given to an individual as a symbol of welcome.
I offer this neckpiece, not to an individual but collectively to the idea of expanding
acceptance and a deeper understanding in us all.
“Infinite are man’s expressions of beauty and love; open your eyes your ears your heart to them and you will unite the peoples of the world”
Materials: Embossed Paper, thread.
Photo: Michelle Cangiano
June 27, 2016