I see beauty in the mundane. I am preoccupied with displacing tangible artifacts to influence perceptions, trigger memories, and alter realities. My creative practice is driven by my passion for history and collecting, an interest in hybridization, the absurd, and the human propensity for excess and ornamentation. I look beyond material and process; I am comfortable working in a variety of materials and select those that are suited to an articulated and researched concept.
Billie Thiede is featured in Pistachios Winter 2021 Exhibition 'Reinventing the Pearl'. Not your grandma's jewelry, artists take a classic material and turn it contemporary. Perfect for wearing next to the fireplace and adding a sparkle to winter. CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE ENTIRE EXHIBITION