Rebecca Lynn Hewitt | Protect

Rebecca Lynn Hewitt | Protect

Ethical Metalsmiths’ 2016 Emerging Artist

Materials: Pressed Baptisia Tinctoria Plant and Seeds, Walnut, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver, Brass

BFA, The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA

“I am aware and thoughtful of each of the materials I choose to work with. The pressed flora included in Preserve and Protect are from a Baptisia Tinctoria plant that I planted and pressed myself. By designing and milling the wooden components and purchasing locally sourced wood that is the correct the height of each piece, I’m able to cut back on waste.”