Missy Graff-Ballone


“Entangled”; Sterling silver, skin safe silicone rubber; 23 x 3.5 x 3.25 inches

Fascia is the connective tissue that binds the body’s internal structures together. I combine my perspective of the body as an art jeweler with my understanding of the human form as a massage therapist. My pieces investigate the body’s strengths and limitations through adornment. I invite the wearer to interact with the work by compressing, pulling, and stretching the material. This series explores the intricacy of connective tissue and notions of flexibility through the format of jewelry.