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Olivia Shih

"Smiley 2" - Olivia Shih, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

"Smiley 2" - Olivia Shih, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

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"Smiley 2" - Olivia Shih, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

 

@heidilowegallery

Materials

reclaimed turquoise, opal, vintage coral, thuya burl, recycled sterling silver, fine silver, silk

Dimensions

2.17 x 2.20 x 0.12 in.; 26.5 in. silk cord

Artist Statement

A lopsided smile for the times when things go sideways.

Created from a pair of sterling silver buttons with turquoise stones originally made by Diné couple, Daman and Marie Thompson. Sterling silver was melted down and milled into a sheet, and the turquoise stones were re-cut and polished by the artist. The vintage coral was accidentally broken but has been repaired.

Artist bio:
Olivia Shih (@oliviashidesigns) is a contemporary jeweler, artist, and writer based in Oakland, California. Born in the US to immigrant parents and raised on the subtropical island of Talwan, she is an avid observer of human behavior and nuances. In addition to running her eponymous fine jewelry brand, Olivia is an adjunct professor at CCA and the assistant editor at Metalsmith magazine.

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