material / immaterial



This body of jewelry (brooches) deals with recapturing the sense of awe and simplicity of childhood for the wearer.  Seeing ones breath by blowing a soap bubble, steaming up a window, or blowing up a balloon creates a sense of amazement and simple delight. The work allows the wearer to experience the joyful, yet sometimes disappointing activity of seeing ones breath take form, if only for a moment. The transformation of one’s bodily function, breathing, into a physical object carries a sense of tension and fleetingness. Suggesting the relationship between memory and experience, blowing up a balloon acts as a metaphor for the temporary and fragile state of childhood and our dependency on objects as stimulators of memory.