Utopia Jewelry Collection
Inspired by the forward-thinking, futuristic spirit of the World's Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65, these body-adorning sculptures are accessory-scaled reinterpretations of New York World’s Fair architecture. The portable utopias are, of course, eco-friendly – fabricated in the USA of cast off material (leftover scraps from other projects that could have been trash).
In our charged era of dissenting political opinions, racial violence, global health concern, and world conflict, these wearable spaces clad contemporary bodies in a much-needed optimism.
5.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches. Corian Architectural Surfacing. 2018.
Named after the American Jubilee Chorus Girls from 1939 (above left) and formally inspired by the Johnson Wax Rondelle Pavilion of 1964 (above right).
Sky Streak Cuff
6 x 3.5 x 3 inches. Corian Architectural Surfacing. 2018.
Named after the swift "Sky Streak Capsule" elevators making their debut in the Observation Towers of the 1962 New York State Pavilion (above right) and volumetrically inspired by architectural forms at the World’s Fairs (above left).
Highways and Horizons Bangle (large at left and small at right)
8 x 8 x .25 inches and 7 x 7 x .25 inches. Corian Architectural Surfacing. 2018.
Named after the ever-popular long-queued Futurama exhibit designed by Norman Bel Geddes for the 1939 General Motors pavilion (above left) and inspired by the circular floor spaces of the New York State Pavilion's Observation Towers (above right).
Varied sizes. 2017.
Utopia Jewelry Collection fabricated by Campbell Argenzio of Associated Fabrication.