The necklace contained within the fruit crate converts into two bracelets (see below.) Constructed from recycled HDPE plastic from milk bottles, the material which we would normally throw away has been transformed into the extraordinary.
Recycle Necklace/Bracelets displayed and sold with wooden fruit crate.
Necklace converts into two bracelets constructed out of recycled HDPE plastic from milk bottles. It looks really "pokey", but it is actually very soft. Each one of the tentacles is cut by hand.
from "The California Collection." These bracelets and the fruit label are part of a new series of work constructed from recycled tin cans, cut and riveted with layers of images and symbolism of California. The reuse of post consumer material reflects California as both the ultimate consumer culture and the leader in the recycling movement and green design.
It constructed from recycled tin cans, aluminum rivets, 10k gold rivets. RECYCLE lettering in multiple layers "floats" above label about 1/2".
The vintage paper Handsum Fruit Crate label served as inspiration for my fruit craft label created from multiple layers of post-consumer recycled tin cans.
Originally the labels were printed using a lithography process which developed into a highly competitive industry in San Francisco, California during the early 20th century.
The layers of recycled tin cans, literally float above each other moving away from the flat plane of the wooden fruit crate
Fruit Crate label: 10” ht. X 10 15/16” w. X 1” d.
For all of my work, the evolution of metalworking techniques developed over 23 years is a tool directed by the concept of the work. Most of my construction methods are based on fundamental skills such as riveting, and cutting with a jeweler ’s saw or hand shears.
Custom made wooden fruit crate display materials: wood, brass escutcheon pins, steel nails, handmade paper.
DIMENSIONS: 11 1/2" ht. x 13 3/8" w. x 11 3/4" d.
This necklace inspired a whole new series of work. Fabricated from post consumer recycled plastic, it is convertible into two bracelets.
Retail Price (Crate/Necklace/Bracelet): $18,900.
Retail Price for similar set of a similar necklace that converts into two bracelets only: $4,750.
Available for exhibition or purchase. Commissions accepted for bracelets or necklaces. Catch is a button, loop closure, very simple and secure. Please contact the artist for more information.
Recycled, The California Collection will be shown in the exhibition:
Body As Agent: Changing Fashion Art
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, 09/ 12 – 11/ 15, 2015
* As an example of recycling leadership in the United States, in "2009 San Francisco became the first city in the country to require that residents and businesses alike separate from their trash compostable items, like food scraps and recyclable goods, like paper, metals, and plastic, into separate bins". These efforts have an "80 percent diversion rate, highest in the country." "And that has led to a big reduction in the amount of garbage headed to the landfill, according to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee."