Envelope Backpiece, 2012
acrylic, resin, copper electroform, silicone
20” x 13” x 10.5”
The rippled fins, with their copper growths, catch and reflect light as if pluming; or perhaps it is a spectacle of warning that they make instead. Worn as if it were a barrier, this backpiece guards the wearer’s vulnerability with swelled and flush stinging ends. Gentle to envelope and embrace its host, the front silicone hinge allows the piece to open and be removed.
In “Showcase 500 Art Necklaces”, published by Lark Crafts.