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