Jewelry making and print are both capable of conveying emotion and mood, although in different processes. Through the use of varying color, as well as use of various crystals and charms, the artist is able to convey a theme in each necklace, ranging from light and aesthetically delicate, to dark and edgy. The careful selection of each component in the necklace results in an aesthetically pleasing and durable piece of jewelry, with the aim of helping individuals express themselves through their appearance. Meanwhile, in their print work, the artist is able to convey themes of self-identity and struggle through use of traditional and modern methods. By using imagery familiar to the viewer, the artist conveys a message of what it truly feels like to break down under pressure in a society that often ignores warning signs of mental health struggle, as well as the difficulties of coming to terms with one’s own identity. The stark contrast in the prints, as well as use of recognizable imagery, both serve to set the tone in the work, as well as give a nod to the historical experiences of individuals who do not benefit under a patriarchal society, oftentimes taking on a burden that causes one to break under pressure.
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