An Essay on the Value of a Wool Coat

Grey Wool Teardrops
Grey Wool Teardrops
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Faux Fur Hood Pendant
Faux Fur Hood Pendant
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Grey Wool Studs
Grey Wool Studs
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Reversible Wool and Button Necklace
Reversible Wool and Button Necklace
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Grey Wool Pendant
Grey Wool Pendant
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Grey Wool Teardrop Pendant
Grey Wool Teardrop Pendant
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Grey Wool Pendant (Stirling Silver)
Grey Wool Pendant (Stirling Silver)
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Grey Wool Pendant Stirling (detail)
Grey Wool Pendant Stirling (detail)
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White and Grey Teardrop Earrings
White and Grey Teardrop Earrings
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Faux Fur Hood Long Pendant
Faux Fur Hood Long Pendant
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Both a wool coat and a pair of earrings have value. However these values are very different to one another.  The coat has value in functionality- in its ability to shelter us and keep us warm. The value of an adornment object is more complex. We often use jewelry as a way to showcase precious materials. In choosing material for jewelry we are declaring it to have either an aesthetic or inherent value. By cutting holes in a wool coat I am destroying its original value.

I am then using the pieces to create a series of adornment objects. By translating the coat’s value into something entirely different,  I am asking questions about the nature of a valuable object and the history of adornment.

Fall and winter coats, silver, brass, thread. Spring 2016