Month: July 2015

Ria Lins: Anyway

Ria Lins, a Belgian artist, is amazed by interpersonal relationships and by people’s ability to adapt rather easily to the rapid changes and diversity  of our society. Her jewelry is inspired by these notions, as well as by themes like “contact,” “connection,” “comfort,” and “mending,” which convey her feelings and ideas to others. But it’s …

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Anni Albers’s and Alex Reed’s Drain and Paperclip Necklace

Like many of Anni Albers’s woven pieces, the 1941 hardware necklace series she made with former student Alex Reed was informed by her travels throughout South America. Reflecting on the incorporation of natural materials in ancient jewelry discovered in a tomb near Oaxaca, Mexico, Albers explained, “The art of Monte Alban had given us the …

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