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Genesis Bracelet - One of 3 in Hybrida Series | Stainless Steel sintered woven wire cloth, Stainless Steel | 75mm width, 70mm diameter | convert dimensions to inches
The work exists both in relationship with the human body and as an independent stand-alone sculpture. These pieces do not need to reference the body to be understood, but when they are worn, they create a statement. As a sculptural object, Hybrida pieces function in relationship to their spatial placement, allowing the viewer to make his or her own associations and connections.
Sequentia Bracelet - One of 3 in Hybrida Series | Stainless Steel sintered woven wire cloth, Stainless Steel | mm width, mm diameter | convert dimensions to inches
The premise behind Hybrida group was to cut all three pieces from the same sheet of material, attempting to take a zero-waste approach to the work. My intention was to create three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional simple geometric shapes. The components in each piece follow a flat pattern that, when folded into three-dimensional forms and arranged in multiples, provide the structure and define the aesthetic of the piece.
Sequela Bracelet - One of 3 in Hybrida Series | Stainless Steel sintered woven wire cloth, with flame patina; 925 Silver | mm width, mm diameter | convert dimensions to inches
The process includes treating three sheets of sintered woven stainless steel wire with a flame patina. The tightly-woven metal textile (made out of almost microscopic wires that is at once porous, flexible, tough, and resilient) is heated under pressure until fused, making a flexible sheet that can be cut without fray. The result is a thin, bendable material, of structural strength, that maintains the inherent characteristics of stainless steel.