Conceptual Jewelry > Mortals and the Jug 2017

Mortals and the Jug 1
Silver, Polyurethane, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x .5
2017
Mortals and the Jug 1, back
Silver, Polyurethane, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x .5
2017
Mortals and the Jug 2
Silver, Polyurethane, Optical Filters
2 x 1.5 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 2, back
Silver, Polyurethane, Optical Filters
2 x 1.5 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 3
Silver, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 3, back
Silver, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 4
Silver, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 4, back
Silver, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 5
Silver, Acrylic, Optical Filters
3 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 5, back
Silver, Acrylic, Optical Filters
3 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 6
Silver, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017
Mortals and the Jug 6, back
silver, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Optical Filters
2.5 x 2 x 1
2017

Mortals and the Jug investigate the intersection of spirituality and virtuality . The pieces feature imprints of water surfaces, a segment of which appears in each piece.

Water. Reflection. Restoration. Life.

A form closely related to water is the jug, a form that has been thoroughly addressed in Martin Heidegger’s 1971 essay “The Thing”. The brooches contain a lamellated and pixilated version of this, employing Computer Aided Design techniques in conjunction with hand fabrication. Added layers come from the interiors of broken cell phone touch screens: optical screens and mirrors that shine a distorted light on the reality of each piece, leaving us to question which world they belong to.