Twelve Illustrations of Polygonal Ergonomics, Size 8

The pieces draw upon the structural vocabulary of primary, planar figures (triangles, rhombuses, etc). The tactile properties of these works are as important as the visual. As such, the pieces are mounted on a black box on a wall, where interacting with the rings will be encouraged. To facilitate this, each ring was tethered to a specifically designed mechanism within the box to keep them in place.

Visually, these ring-forms appear sharp, stark and inhospitable. One engaged, the geometric forms are surprisingly comfortable and easy to wear. This revelation is the most important aspect of the collection. The physical interaction with the pieces was the focus of the exhibition–to challenge the traditional concepts of jewelry ergonomics.