Radiance : a showcase of contemporary earrings
June 18 - August 23, 2020
One of a kind interpretations of the classic hoop, dangle, and stud earring.
Sterling silver, Brass, 10K Gold earwire
1.75" x 2"
Artist: Korey E Burns
Ridgewood, New York
Jewelry has a sense of familiarity, establishing the feeling of comfort that is created by the reminiscence of a loved one. I focus on the following themes: culture, family, symbolism and familiarity. These three topics venture out into different sections of collections and series. I redesign the idea of family heirlooms, home, the feeling of belonging; which were the three elements began my journey in metalworking. While international inspiration, religious background, and emotional weight of an object pushed me to adventure out into new forms that could adorn the body. These designs are based off of my own experiences but by creating them as wearable sculptures, I am allowing the forms to developing their own memories through the wearer.