We all have moments that connect and lead to where we currently find ourselves. This piece acts as a physical manifestation of these moments. Timeline was created during a one week residency at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York in July 2014
Materials: pine, acrylic paint wash, forged copper.
I created this "necklace" with the intention of installing it in places of personal significance in relation to my growth as an artist. The place which is photographed here is the Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Center, on the campus of East Carolina University, where I first was introduced to jewelry fabrication and metalwork. The necklace had also been installed at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lyndon Street Artworks in Greensboro and The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro.
Hand formed and fabricated mild steel, enamel, gold leaf.
This "necklace" was created in response to the community uproar caused by Duke Energy's destructive tree removal practices. It was previously installed one two different sites where massive tree loss occurred in Greensboro, North Carolina. Additionally it was included in a couple of local gallery shows where the context was absent, but the information available expressed the works purpose.
Cast concrete, hardware, polyurethane with mica.