mild steel mesh, vitreous enamel, sterling silver post and hypoallergenic earnut.
Overall lenght: 7.6 cm
Sandra Salaices' jewelry draws inspiration from the natural world, specifically the tenacious and graceful lichen of desert landscapes. This resilient, symbiotic organism thrives in the harshest of environments, reflecting the beauty found in unexpected places. Sandra's work weaves together the intricate structures of lichen with the geometric shapes seen in architecture, celebrating unity in diversity.
Guided by the profound concepts of duality and interconnectedness, Sandra crafts jewelry that encourages contemplation. Her pieces play with light and shadow, serving as mirrors reflecting the interplay of these elements within each individual. She provides an opportunity to reflect upon the deep connections that tie us together. With a delicate balance between structure and spontaneity, Sandra's jewelry serves as a conduit for the interconnectedness that unites all living beings.
Sandra Salaices' artistic journey is a profound exploration of unity amidst diversity—a testament to the interconnectedness of all life forms. Her mission as an artist is to create jewelry that captures the enchanting beauty of nature's symbiotic relationships while reminding us of our shared oneness with the world. With every meticulously crafted piece, Sandra aims to evoke contemplation, inviting all who encounter her work to pause and reflect upon the harmonious tapestry that binds us together.
Sandra Salaices earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Ceramics from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2017. Following her graduation, she served as the Artist-in-Residence at the Southwest School of Art from 2017 to 2018, where she both instructed students and maintained a full-time studio practice. Subsequently, in 2018, upon completing her residency, she established her own studio. Presently, she resides and works in Mexico, periodically sharing her expertise as a teacher. Notably, she has taught at institutions such as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The University of Texas at El Paso, the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, MX, and virtually at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft. She has also been a featured presenter and instructor at the Metalwerx Symposium in 2023.