A fascination with the life cycle and process of decay, paired with the acute draw toward the supernatural and unknown make for designs that combine the familiarity of the natural world with a sense of fantasy. Deriving many textures from jagged rock edges, skins or bones of animals, Mary Gallagher alters what is familiar to nature into that of a suspended artifact, void of time and place. These hybrid pieces are sculpted and formed to highlight the natural beauty of the organic as well as showcase the dark cruelty of survival. Each piece holds a sense of mystery, an artifact to adorn the body, whether it be used as a shield, armor or relic.
from New York, NY
Jewelry that bridges dark fantasy with the natural world.