UP CYCLE is a nod to the 60's and 70's and the graphic Warhol era in which I grew up. These pieces are hand cut from heavy vinyl banners that featured my jewelry at the John Michael Kohler Art Center's Midsummer of the Arts Festival. It therefore seemed appropriate to use the same banners that highlighted my jewelry, to be re-appropriated to become pieces of jewelry. Though this material is not traditional to jewelry making and lacking in perceived value, the clean lines and blocks of color create striking visual statements.
All pieces are hand cut from different areas of the banner and therefore vary from piece to piece.