plaster, wood, copper, porcelain paint, sterling silver
5.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm
The materials used in the creation of these earrings are all reclaimed, recycled or sustainably sourced. The earrings are lightweight and the ear posts are sterling silver to ensure they are hypo-allergenic for sensitive ears.
This work is inspired by the characteristics of arctic sea ice, that forms, grows and melts in the ocean. Captivated by the visual contrast of textured ice forms against the dark ocean water, these works are created with concern for the decline of these vitally important natural regulators. The unpredictability of wind, currents and temperature changes affect the dynamic patterns and features in sea ice, and Clarissa’s approach to creating these pieces mirrors that unpredictability.
Created from salvaged wood, repurposed plaster, and recycled metals, these pieces take into consideration the artistic making process and its effects, through an effort to minimize the footprint of creating. Using the offcuts from larger sculptural works to create these smaller scale wearable pieces moves towards a zero waste creation practice.