Jess Tolbert

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“Safety Pin Study I “; Zinc-plated steel safety pin, sterling silver; 11 x 1 x 0.125 inches

I am interested in the power objects have to connect people to their individual and collective experiences, whether they are meaningful, evocative, or mundane. In looking toward everyday objects and common materials I aim to draw out our deeper connection to things, through a collision between personal and cultural associations.

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“Will(ow)ful I “; Zinc-plated steel safety pin, sterling silver; 4.5 x 2 x 0.125 inches

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“Will(ow)ful II “; Zinc-plated steel safety pin, steel; 5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches