‘Inside Out’ Jewelry Collection for JEWELBOX – Dharma Exhibition.
In this collection of Art jewelry, I’m using 3 main colors: Red, black and white. My materials are plastics, rubber, seeds pods, lots of chains and other recycled metals and lots of threads….I use a lot of threads in my pieces because for me, the act of using thread, sewing, knotting and tying things together, is an act of emotional and physical repair – taking things that are damaged, broken and fragmented and making them whole again.
The colors I use are also important and purposefully chosen – nothing is random for me.
Why RED, WHITE & black?
Red was the most obvious choice for my “Inside Out” collection because……
RED is the color of the interior of our bodies – for me, it represents the ‘inside out’. Regardless of what you may see on the exterior, we are all red on the inside. Red is the color of the heart – it represents love, it is the color of fire and blood, of energy and primal life forces, but it also represents danger, caution, and protection.
WHITE is ethereal it is the color of possibilities, purity, wholeness, innocence, clarity, completion, awakening, openness, it is the color of a clean canvas, new beginnings. White is elegant, a clean palette, working in white makes you look into it – but it is also extremely fragile.
BLACK represents sophistication, power, drama, elegance, formality, mystery…I have always loved black – It isn’t a negation of color…instead it is the most complete color of all, made of all the colors in the palette. Black is the most aristocratic color of all… it can be quiet, and yet it contains every color that represents the whole of everything – and that gives it its power and elegance.
It’s also an interesting coincidence that these colors also represent the national colors of Trinidad the beautiful little island nation where I was born. Trinidad and Tobago will forever be a major source of my influences and inspiration as an artist.
I am always hopeful that through the process of excavation, discovery, transformation, and exposure, my art connects people, bringing understanding and perspectives that have the potential to challenge norms and expectations.
If my work has a mission, it is this: To see the beauty and potential of all things and the possibilities that a different point of view can create. Whatever the material or its original purpose, it can be transformed into something new and unexpected with a new and viable reason for existing.
“Hopefully when you wear one of my pieces it will inspire you to think of the “possibilities ” of recycling plastics and other materials. Reminding you that many of the used materials that would ordinarily be thoughtlessly discarded have the potential to be repurposed and become something really beautiful with an entirely new reason for existing. “
Hope you enjoy this New Collection and please feel free to leave your COMMENTS and thoughts.
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