Joshua Kosker



Soap, copper, stainless steel, sterling silver

8.8 x 5 x 1.4 cm

How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world? Separated from or existing without the body, soap serves no purpose and is generally discarded once it reaches a certain state of reduction. Transformed through the daily ritual of bathing, these forms convey a tactile, intimate relationship between owner and object. By reconnecting this material to the body as jewelry, I evoke a sensual experience—one that connects viewers and wearers alike to their personal and collective experiences—with intentions of a more private dialogue.