Rites of Passage

bronze, balloon

pyrex glass, sterling silver, stainless steel

recycled inherited gold, copper

Each ring was 3D modelled and printed. The glass component was created to my specifications by a scientific glass blower.

This series reflects on the symbolism of rings in our culture. A purity ring holds an inflated balloon, as fragile as the concept of virginity. An engagement ring serves as a garish status symbol. A wedding band marks the finger green, as all commitments leave traces on the body.