The Land and the Body
This series of works conflates the body and the land and borrows the forms of jewelry to augment sculptural garments. Through alterations in scale, positioning and display, the works confer a Gulliver-like vantage point, an all-powerful view of aerial topography, and suggest narratives concerned with attitudes towards our natural environment. By presenting these pieces as jewelry, I juxtapose body and landscape, examining how we impose our characters upon the land, and vice versa. The miniaturization of the forms reinforces the commentary upon Western views of land as possession and homes as social adornment.