In 2014, a small group of artists from across the country were invited to dive more deeply into the motivations and questions of Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM). These artists, who were all past participants of RJM, were asked to create a series of work using donated jewelry left over from previous donation drives. They were asked to consider a series of questions while making their pieces:
• How have you been influenced by the project?
• How do you weigh what techniques and materials you will use?
• How are creative license, personal safety, environment, and social responsibility factored in to your choices?
• How do you anticipate future uses for the materials that you are using?
• Will a jeweler in the future be able to reuse your piece by disassembling or melting down the metal?
The Artist Project continues to travel across the country. This exhibition will feature work by RJM artists Curtis Arima, Kathleen Kennedy, Taylor Zarkades King, and Jina Seo.