Beyond Ornament Curator Picks #1
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Tara Locklear’s jewelry contains multilayered surfaces that tell a story. Her Rubble of Gems pendant necklace is fabricated from recycled hand carved skateboards and Paperstone, a material most often used in kitchen countertops. It would be a powerful and elegant statement piece.

Rubble of Gems Collection: Hinged Pendant, 2018, broken skateboards, sterling silver, painted maple hardwood, and Paperstone (recycled paper countertop), 18 x 8 inches, $285


Julia M. Barello used X-ray film dyed brilliant colors and wrought into arabesques and tendrils to create the two wall installations on view in Beyond Ornament.  These floral wall reliefs would create a unique decor for a home or office space.

Swale, 8, 2018, dyed X-ray film and steel, 72 x 48 x 6 inches, $7,000


Ashley Buchanan’s jewelry installations examine traditional designs by distilling them to their lowest common denominator--the flat silhouette.  Her brooch, with its bright matte color and “gemstone” button, is ornate yet creates a clean, contemporary aesthetic. 

Red on Red Brooch with Gemstone Button, 2016, hand-cut brass, powder coating, digitally scanned and printed image on paper, mylar, aluminum, steel, 2.5 x 3 x 0.125 inches, $330


Marissa Saneholtz’s jewelry and objects question feminine ideals and gender roles through references to Pop art and vintage clothing.  Her enamel and found object comb puts a modern twist on this age-old beauty implement. 

Constantly, She had to remind herself that LOVE was also a four-letter word., 2011, copper enamel, sterling silver, tin, powder coating, and found aluminum comb, 4.75 x 1.25 x .0.25 inches, $1500