Garnets, recycled sterling silver, stainless steel
Electrolytic etch, hand formed
4.3 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm
Tension set garnets between three silver layers mimic natures scaffolding in this embodiment of Ernst Haeckel’s 1862 illustration of a microscopic radiolarian from the Strait of Messina. The reversible pendant reveals two different views inside the microscopic sea creature. Joined with stainless steel nuts and bolts as a nod to the affects of industrialization on even the smallest and deepest sea creatures.
Second place winner in 2016 ENDANGERED: Art for Apes juried exhibition wearable art category and exhibited with the exhibition during 2016 Art Basel Miami