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Monday, March 1, 2010

is it a drawing or is it jewelry?

i made this necklace last week for my show at rare device. i've been thinking about making this chain since i completed two necklaces with similar chains for the barns show back in the fall. i started making these links last summer when i made the "this is awkward" series for the stimulus project at sienna gallery. i really had no idea then how it would become so important to me now. making the chain is not rocket science, in fact it's so simple, but i find it incredibly appealing and satisfying. i had the idea to hang it on the wall in different formations because it reminds me so much of a drawing.

this necklace will be on view at rare device as part of the group exhibition fault lines, opening friday, march 19.

more images on flickr.

thanks for reading.

4 comments:

skowood said...

drawing with jewellery, sweet! Are these made from steel?

Amy Tavern said...

thanks! they are oxidized sterling

alisa said...

i love it! i've been on a chainmaking kick lately. been loving playing with different ways to weight them so that they hang just so.

kristin d'agostino said...

wow - these are really beautiful. thanks for sharing them.