Materials: Resin, pearls, Tahitian pearls, sterling silver, stainless steel cord.

About the piece:

“I’m fascinated with how jewelry can be so loud and public facing yet also initiate and personal. With jewelry’s proximity to the body there is always a side hidden and kept only for the wearer. I often create jewelry that thinks about this position and can be worn in different ways. In the necklace ‘Her Body, Her Choice’ I want the wearer to choose whether to be personal and abstract or overt in its messaging. Thinking about amphora as a revolving vessel, I manipulated text into loose amphora silhouettes and sliced off a portion of each bead to expose the revolving shapes. A secret message intended for the wearer’s knowledge only.”

About the artist:

Brice Garrett is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Traditionally trained as a metalsmith, his work ranges across disciplines and media, culminating in sculptures, wearables, installations, and participatory projects. Brice received his MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden and a BA from San Diego State University. He has been the recipient of multiple awards and residencies, including from the Museum of Arts and Design, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Teton Art Lab, Queens Council on the Arts, the Center for Craft, Manhattan Graphic Center, and most recently Bethany Art Community. His work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States. He currently teaches jewelry, metals, and sculpture at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, and has previously taught workshops and classes at Syracuse University, Long Island University, Westchester Community College, 92nd Street Y Art Center, and Brooklyn Metal Works.