Nelumbo Mastoplasty
Lotus Breast Implant Replacement Neckpiece (2017)
hand-fabricated copper,
pierced, silicone breast implant,
Swarovski crystals (621),
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 7.25” x 2.5”  |  51 x 18 x 6 cm

Spoked Shoulder Anthroplasty
Complex Shoulder Anthroplasty Neckpiece (2018)
hand-fabricated copper,
pierced, silicone breast implant,
Swarovski crystals (524),
bead-blasted, patina
23.5” x 9.25” x 6.5”  |  59 x 24 x 17 cm

Cross Section of Cellular Cluster
Cross Section of Cellular Cluster Implant Neckpiece (2018)
hand-fabricated copper,
pierced, silicone breast implant,
Swarovski crystals (364),
bead-blasted, patina
23.5” x 5.25” x 3.75”  |  59 x 13 x 10 cm

Displaced Renal Fixture
Kidney Replacement Neckpiece (2016)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
Swarovski crystals (562),
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 8.75” x 1.5”  |  51 x 22 x 4 cm

Cadaveric Hepactic Transplantation
Liver Replacement Neckpiece (2016)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
Swarovski crystals (520),
bead-blasted, patina
17” x 6” x 4.75”  |  43 x 15 x 12 cm

Overlayed Pulmonary with Pneumothorax
Double Lung with Collapse Neckpiece (2016)
hand-fabricated copper,
pierced, rubber,
Swarovski crystals (1379),
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 6.75” x 7.25”  |  50 x 17 x 18 cm

Disconnected Intervertebral Segment
Spinal Disc Replacement Neckpiece (2016)
hand-fabricated copper,
Swarovski crystals (390),
bead-blasted, patina
19” x 6” x 3.5”  |  48 x 19 x 8 cm

Inverted Illium with Offset Coccyx
Total Hip Arthoplasty Neckpiece (2016)
hand-fabricated copper,
raised, pierced,
Swarovski crystals (1,227),
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 7” x 7”  |  50 x 18 x 18 cm

Humerus with Flexible Deltoid Tuberosity
Shoulder & Bone Replacement Neckpiece (2014)
hand-fabricated copper, raised
pierced, plastic
Swarovski crystals (1,234),
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 3” x 3”  |  50 x 8 x 8 cm

Reconstructive Uterine Cavity
Uterus Replacement Neckpiece (2014)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced
Swarovski crystals (1,934),
bead-blasted, patina
22” x 6.25” x 1.25”  |  56 x 16 x 3 cm

Double Tracheostoma
Larynx Replacement Neckpiece (2014)
hand-fabricated copper,
Swarovski crystals (295)
bead-blasted, patina
20” x 6” x 1” |  51 x 15 x 3 cm

 

Asymmetrical Mammoplasty
Double Breast Implant Neckpiece (2015)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
silicone breast implant,
Swarovski crystals (1,267),
bead-blasted, patina
22″ x 10.75″ x 7.25″ |  56 x 27 x 18 cm

 

 

Encrusted Penile RESerection
Penile Implant Neckpiece (2015)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
penile implant,
Swarovski crystals (1,106),
bead-blasted, patina
1.25” x 10” x 11”  |  3 x 25 x 28 cm

Head of Humerus with Glenoid Surface
Shoulder Implant Neckpiece (2015)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
Swarovski crystals (453),
casted brass, bead-blasted, patina.
Casting from John Michael Kohler Arts/
Industry Residency
19.25” x 5.5” x 2.5”  |  49 x 14 x 6 cm

Cardio Pulmonary Pump
Heart Valve Replacement Neckpiece (2015)
hand-fabricated copper,
pierced, copper pipe,
Swarovski crystals (174),
bead-blasted, patina
20″ x 7″ x 2″  |  51 x 18 x 5 cm
Private Collection

 

 

Modular Cranial Fixation
Cranial Plate Neckpiece (2015)
hand-fabricated copper, pierced,
brass drain fitting,
Swarovski crystals (297),
bead-blasted, patina
20″ x 4.5″ x 4.5″ |  51 x 11 x 11 cm
Private Collection

 

 

“Hyperbolic Adornment (Implant Series III)” Artist Statement

This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and personal nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the fragile nature of the human form. Using real medical implants as inspiration, I have re-invented and exaggerated these devices for imagined bodies. The intention is for viewers to consider their own physicality and to visualize the absent anatomies implied by the work.