By adorning our bodies, we create extensions of the nonphysical through a tangible means. Decorating the body not only serves to find joy, expression or belonging, but is an archetypal and essential part of our humanity. My creative practice focuses on these inherent connections between adornment and identity, as viewed through the lens of ceremony and ritual.
Through the pairing of jewelry with poetry and writing, and a focus on intergenerational grief and the Holocaust, I investigate the spiritual need for burial and mourning, the repercussions of their absence, and the role of adornment in reactivating memory.
Studio Songs: Bassically by Tei Shi
Wild Wild Woman by Your Smith