Rachel Andrea Davis “Mourning Brooch No. 4”

Juror’s Choice Winner
(Guest Juror, Christine Clark and award Sponsored by Rio Grande)

Rachel Andrea Davis “Mourning Brooch No. 4”
MA 2017, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
Materials: Ebony, eggshell, horsehair, gold leaf, brass, steel
“Recycling and reusing also comes into my work through material usage. Eggshells, often thrown away despite being able to be composted, have become an integral part to my work. Not only do they serve for a delicate surface embellishment, but they also allow me to achieve a unique texture with the rolling mill, avoiding harsh etching chemicals.”