Sticks and Stones

Sterling silver necklaces, photographs, text panels

“Sticks and stones” is an installation composed of five sterling silver, filigree necklaces, with accompanying text and images. I made each pendant for a specific person, myself included, the other four being women I have had an intimate relationship with. They are letter stamped on the backside with the individual’s response to the question, “What is the worst thing you’ve ever been called?” The necklaces will be gifted, as a gesture of solidarity, and a catalyst for reclamation.