TARA LOCKLEAR, USA
Inspired by materials in industrial and social culture, Tara Locklear’s jewelry creates an immediate focus to the viewer. Driven by her love affair with the color and graphic qualities those materials provide, exploring and forming them are at the heart of her practice. From sheet steel, cast cement to recycled skateboards, all of her material choices have inherent beauty and strength beyond their functioning identity. Her work is shown in galleries, the Smithsonian and American Craft Council Craft Shows and in public collections including the Racine Art Museum.
Materials: recycled skateboards, sterling silver, stainless steel