Falling Apart Necklaces came about due to my reconsideration of the traditional CONSTRUCTION of necklaces: the notion that necklaces are created – and organized in order to be worn.
The necklace that is meant to fall apart is still somewhat connected (in order to wear it). However, it looks as if it is falling apart. I have ‘tipped’ and juggled the slices of jade, white agate or stone at indiscriminate angles to ‘deconstruct’ the traditional ‘order’ of a standard necklace. Is it constructed – or deconstructed?
Here the ‘opposite’ is apparent within this genre of necklace: Falling Apart, which by reversing the traditional ‘order’ of stones placed in a logical order, exposes the opposites of order and disorder. In this case the necklace is simultaneously suspended between a state of construction and deconstruction.