By composing jewelry works which relate to forms and marks, I explore the relationships between practices and self-awareness, artificial objects in traditional arts and modern mass-production. The similarities between traditional art-making processes, industrial production, and art training which I have received, which all required great amounts of repetitive actions, led my interests towards experimental practices of combining artificial objects. By exploring my cultural background, and the idea of modularity in the art fields, my work focuses on the repeated use of the same component, PVC electrical conduits, to create both wearable and sculptural objects. My thesis contains a collection of body pieces displayed on second-hand furniture and other found objects.

It is an interaction between objects and myself: my work is focused on variation and transformation of endless forms by continued use of the same artifact as a basic module. Revealing subtle layers of imperfection through painting, sanding, separating and combining. The aim of my work is to change the viewers’ perceptions of objects and materials by observation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Artist-designed jewelry--Themes, motives; Wearable art; Found objects (Art)

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Student Type


Degree Name

Metals and Jewelry Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CAD)


Leonard Urso

Advisor/Committee Member

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Advisor/Committee Member

John Aasp


RIT – Main Campus

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