Annie Kilborn | Boa

Annie Kilborn | Boa

Materials: Sterling Silver, 78 Magpie Skulls, 2 Kingfisher Skulls, Gemstones

MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

“My material choices are directly tied to the reliquary: precious metals, gemstones, bones and other cast off remains. Not only were they chosen for their allure and their repulsion, but also for their longevity. As a metalsmith, silver has always been my material of choice for its beauty, strength, and recyclability. The processes I use allow all of the silver to be recycled and reused, within the studio, without the need of a refinery.”