Mary Beth Fiorentino

contemporary jewelry | graphic design

Statement

My interest lies in the adaptability and persistence of the living world, particularly in the face of manmade impositions—like a young fern that unfurls through a small crack in the sidewalk. Patiently, the forces of nature endure and divergent forms arise. When I translate these synchronous moments into jewelry, hybrid shapes emerge, protrude, and proliferate to mimic the vigor of nature. My affinity toward process and patterning contributes to my evaluation methods and decisions during development. Each material choice, mechanism, and color decision communicates intimately with one another; their relationship as necessary as the one that forms between the jewelry and the wearer, further illustrating the idea of nature’s resolve.

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