Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Tatum K. Blankley

MFA 2019


Sterling silver, rubber, 2018, 1.25"w x 3.5"h x 1.25"d

In my exploration of the wearable object, I often find myself thinking about functionality and utility. For me it is important for an object to perform a certain task and for it to perform that task well. I created Clasp as a way to transform a functional ready-made object into something else and to give it another job. Clasp is left with the potential to be used for a necklace, to be adorned on the body or to be left alone, much like a part left in a garage, waiting to be used.

Tatum K. Blankley - Clasp

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

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