Portfolio > Reliquaries

Historically, reliquaries are containers used to preserve the remains of an individual, and often are illustrative in nature. Having thoroughly researched my family’s past, whether through taped interviews of elderly members or digging through generations of old and torn documents, I investigated the lost biographies of those who had died long ago; and those who were in the process of leaving this earth. With my work I attempt to honor the struggle with the fragility of my relationships with family so that we, as a people, do not forget how to remember.

Where She Belongs
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, handwritten note
2012
Where She Belongs
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, handwritten note
2012
Where She Belongs
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, handwritten note
2012
Objects of Inheritance
copper, sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, watch vials, soil
2012
Necessity and Domestics
copper, sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, watch vials, soil
2012
Tradition and Religion
copper, sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, watch vials, soil
2012
Where She Belongs
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, handwritten note
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Who He Might Have Been
Copper, sterling silver, enamel, walnut
2012
Until We Meet Again
sterling silver, enamel, watch crystal and parts, soil
2009
Until We Meet Again
sterling silver, enamel, watch crystal and parts, soil
2009
Until We Meet Again
sterling silver, enamel, watch crystal and parts, soil
2009
New England Watch Company, Jean-Antoine Lépine,and Hunt & Roskell
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, watch parts
2009
New England Watch Company, Jean-Antoine Lépine,and Hunt & Roskell
sterling silver, gold foil, enamel, watch parts
2009
From Death Came Life
sterling silver, copper, enamel, wax, mint, hydrangeas
2009
From Death Came Life
sterling silver, copper, enamel, wax, mint, hydrangeas
2009
From Death Came Life
sterling silver, copper, enamel, wax, mint, hydrangeas
2009
A Bump Fell On Curtis
sterling silver, copper, enamel, old comic books, wax, toy bicycle
2010
A Bump Fell On Curtis
sterling silver, copper, enamel, old comic books, wax, toy bicycle
2010
A Bump Fell On Curtis
sterling silver, copper, enamel, old comic books, wax, toy bicycle
2010
Handmade Preserves
sterling silver, copper, enamel, screenprinted silk, matches, thread
2010
Handmade Preserves
sterling silver, copper, enamel, screenprinted silk, matches, thread
2010
Handmade Preserves
sterling silver, copper, enamel, screenprinted silk, matches, thread
2010
Handmade Preserves
sterling silver, copper, enamel, screenprinted silk, matches, thread
2010
Cloistered
sterling silver, copper, gold foil, enamel, wax, bridal wreath flowers
2010
Cloistered
sterling silver, copper, gold foil, enamel, wax, bridal wreath flowers
2010
Cloistered
sterling silver, copper, gold foil, enamel, wax, bridal wreath flowers
2010
Cloistered
sterling silver, copper, gold foil, enamel, wax, bridal wreath flowers
2010
Devout, Educated, and Happy
Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, enamel, camellias
2010
Devout, Educated, and Happy
sterling silver, fine silver, copper, enamel, camellias
2010
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
I Am Who They Were.
casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
2011
Traveling With Me
sterling silver, photograph
2007