Apr 22, 2021 - May 1, 2021
These earrings play with transparency to make single-use plastic look like a miniature, distant view of rolling hills impacted by atmospheric perspective. The natural phenomenon that has inspired these earrings has also inspired a ring and necklace. Each pair is hand-made, which means each will have its own unique color variances and relief stamps.
These earrings are made from single-use plastic, small silver riveted tube, and sterling silver ear wire. Each earring measures 62mm x 30mm x 3mm.
For an entire year in 2018, I saved every piece of single-use plastic my household used; to-go cups, plastic bags, and clamshell containers. I wanted to see what I actually contribute and how long it would take me to repurpose and use this year's worth of plastic. Here it is, 2021, and I'm still working with the same collection of materials.
All work will be shipped using reused/recycled shipping materials.
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