Ghost Leaf Earrings

Posted on: April 23, 2017
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Made from Brass, Copper, and Sterling Silver

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Andy Alter

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BFA Student

Major: Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

I am searching for a more enriched life through craft, self-fulfillment, and community. Inspired by folklore and tradition, I’m looking for the best way to bring craft traditions back to our modern life. I'm looking for community and am interested in helping people become more open to connecting with one another. I'm questioning how we can slow down our lives and regain the connection with our action that has been pushed out of focus by the 9-5 grind and reality TV. We sacrifice enjoyment for dead end mundanity because we're told we have to. We've transitioned into a kind of connectivity where interacting with one another is nearly exclusively digital. I want to find ways to help people connect with others through handicrafts, singing, teaching, and exploring our natural world.