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Melannie James

MFA 2016


thread and yarn, 2015, 8"w x 8"h x 1"d

Fashion trends enable an appropriation of “ethnic cultures,” contextualizing traditional adornment in contemporary style. I attempt to understand this through jewelry. By appropriating designs of African adornment and textiles, I am able to create textural experiences that allow the wearer to relate, to an extent, through roughness, scratchiness and discomfort.


Melannie James - Untitled

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