Accretion Accents - Batch 2

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March, 2019
Sterling silver, pattern welded steel, Fordite

This is the second part of my Accretion series. If you haven’t done so already, check out the first batch for more information about this body of work.


For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with objects and spaces created through the process of accretion. I find wonder in the lines, colors, and shapes that gradually accumulate into layers that form the whole of something much larger. Recently, I have explored this fascination through a series of jewelry that emphasizes this wild, organic buildup while constraining it within rhythmic, mechanical symmetry.

Formally this has manifested as taking materials which exhibit this buildup of layers (such as mokume gane, pattern welded steel, and Fordite) and then methodically shaping them into domed or faceted cabochons. These shapes are then framed with matching geometric boarders that have been further accented with logical, orderly patterns.

These earrings are currently part of Heidi Lowe Gallery’s traveling exhibition Earrings Galore 2019.