Abstracting the Chatelaine 2011
chatelaine |ˈSHatlˌān| a set of short chains attached to a woman's belt, used for carrying keys or other items.
This body of work is my exploration into abstracting the chatelaine. A dialogue is initiated between the utilitarian objects and those that have an implied utility. Combining these parts gives both more significance than they would have individually. The duality of this relationship is punctuated with a heightened sense of legibility and ambiguity in the objects’ final composition.