Gleditsia Triacanthos, Leaf Necklace
Height: 7.6 in
Width: 8.25 in
Depth: 0.2 in
Sterling silver necklace featuring fern-like casting.
"As a native of Michigan, my life has been perpetually bordered by nature...I am invested in understanding our relationship to nature specifically the trees of Michigan. Through the replication of the anatomy of five Michigan trees, I hope to reflect more deeply on this intimate and collective relationship to the natural world...With this work I seek to deconstruct the Gestalt principle: A tree is not greater than its parts but is its parts. Once the pieces are removed from the tree one can see the nuanced beauty and design of the individual elements bringing one closer to the immensity of nature." -Collyn Debano