VIENTO_BLOCK 1 &2
Cement, steel, resin, paint, nickel silver, pigment. Cast, fabricated.
My jewelry is influenced by the vernacular architecture and landscapes of site-specific locations. This interest has led me to identity particular aesthetic characteristics and construction techniques that I employ to create works to be worn on the body. My work attempts to reverse these roles and interactions by allowing the visual language found within constructed spaces an opportunity to intimately coexist and inhabit the body.
As an artist i’m using jewelry/objects as an artistic format for self-expression. Furthermore, my work intends to challenge the construct of the medium as a means to examine value, material sign systems and extensions of personal/place identity. By relating to the aesthetics of architecture in this way I see jewelry having the potential to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by.