May 3, 2010

Pratt Show 2010: Jewelry

We have another Pratt Show preview for you, this time from the jewelry seniors. And can we just say, wow, we've never seen jewelry this cool! The
concept behind this complicated, unique, and perfectly constructed piece by Danielle Hills is very impressive!

"The Executioner" is a representation of the way in which we fundamentally uphold societal structure. Even in the smallest groups, people quickly establish social norms and subsequently a means of enforcing those guidelines. I choose to represent the character as an extreme, but it symbolizes a variety of severe human behavior that can include not only judicial execution, but defamation as a means of social and professional execution as well." 

The Executioner is made from copper, palladium, paint, brass, bronze, and human hair. We thought the piece covering the face (Executioner's Mask) looked like dreads! 

Another beautiful piece comes from Ah-Young Oh, who credits her inspiration for this ring to portraits of Renaissance nobles, especially the powered wigs and braided hairstyles of women from the time. 

Materials include plated sterling silver, gypsy set cubic zirconia, and silk. Gorgeous! We want one of our own! 

See more cutting-edge work from Pratt's 2010 graduating seniors in all areas of design at this years Pratt Show. VIP champagne reception for Industry Professionals: May 11, 6 to 9 pm. For tickets and more information visit

The Pratt Show
May 11 - May 14
311 West 34 Street 
New York, New York

Public Show Hours:
Tuesday, May 11- 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 12- 9 am to 9 pm
Thursday, May 13- 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, May 14- 9 am to 1 pm 

Post: Angeline Ucci 

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