Aric Verrastro, 2014, USA
These pieces are nostalgic objects created to encapsulate precious places from my hometown. They are objects to be worn with pride and to honor my roots. My hometown, Buffalo, New York is a rust belt city trying its best to revive its past economical success. The pieces have a worn appearance with vibrant color to show the energy and life Buffalo wishes to regain. Historically, the economy of Buffalo was mainly dependent on steel production. After reflecting on this topic I decided to memorialize my personal sentiment through the preciousness of metal.
Sterling silver, driftwood, steel, acrylic paint, polyester cord, thread