Rebecca Lynn Hewitt | Preserve

Rebecca Lynn Hewitt | Preserve

Ethical Metalsmiths’ 2016 Emerging Artist

Materials: Baptisia Tinctoria, Walnut, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver, Brass

BFA, The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA

“Plant, Protect and Preserve is a series of work that developed from research on the “special concern” category of the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Working list, which contains all of the plant species that are known or suspected to be rare in the Wisconsin.[…]This series is composed of three necklaces that approach the issue in a wearable and welcoming way that encourage reflection and education. The necklace series is paired with active community engagement through both public art workshops and giveaway plantable necklaces.”