Course Description

This interdisciplinary fine arts course results in the development of a body of work around contemporary art topics. Research, concept development and studio practice will combine to broaden your skills and ideas. Stimulating assignments together with experimentation promote analysis and understanding of contemporary art ideas, world cultures and historical periods, and other areas of visual information. Studio production and the communication of concepts visually, verbally and in written form will be combined in this thought-provoking course

Monday, November 7, 2011

Symbols & Iconography

Symbols and icons are a language all on their own. Although each individual viewer can interpret them based on their own experience, the overall narrative of the symbol is the same. I have created individual allegories worn on the body. These totems, enhanced by textures and rhythms, possess energy that ceremonialize life and natural beauty: each composition is a distinct and tangible poem. When worn, the jewelry allows the individual to make an independent statement without physically saying anything at all.


  1. The idea of using body adornment as a statement is as old as human history. You have quite a tradition to build on and have taken this idea in a unique direction. I very much like your poetry analogy which I can't help but relate to your textile and text pieces. Do you anticipate a deliberate relationship between the two bodies of work in the future?

  2. Thank you. No, I have not yet pursued any of my ideas of mixing the two medias although I plan to in the future.