Browsing SUNY New Paltz Masters in Fine Art (MFA) Thesis Collection by Author "Fiorentino, Mary Beth"
Shift: MFA Thesis - MetalFiorentino, Mary Beth (2018-05)My interest lies in the adaptability and persistence of the living world, particularly in the face of adverse conditions—like a young fern that unfurls through a small crack in the sidewalk. Patiently, the forces of nature endure and divergent forms arise. When I translate these synchronous moments into jewelry, hybrid shapes emerge, protrude, and proliferate to mimic the vigor of nature. In this body of wearable jewelry, each material choice, mechanism, and color decision communicates intimately with one another; their relationship as necessary as the one that forms between the jewelry and the wearer.