The Mars Series (still in progress) explores scientifically significant and aesthetically interesting landscapes and topographical features on the planet Mars. I'm interested in promoting current discoveries in space exploration and astrophysics through the vehicle of fine art jewelry and hope to reach new audiences through this cross-disciplinary adventure. Currently, the work is comprised of large sculptural necklaces with forms that allude to space shuttle, satellite and rocket components. These structures then house carved cameos of the Martian landscape referenced from orbital imagery maps.
Science and Art are offspring of the same parents – Curiosity and Exploration. By focusing on geologic features that are both visually unique and beautiful as well as important to informing scientists understanding of the Red Planet, I am simultaneously celebrating the discoveries astronomers are making while hoping to invite dialog about these discoveries into the world of visual art. (Photo credit: Brendan McInerney)