Jewelry artist Luci Jockel (RISD BFA 2016, Jewelry and Metalsmithing) discusses her practice in relation to Repair and Design Futures, and how animal remains can help repair our relationship with the environment. Speaking to Colony Collapse Disorder, the phenomenon of bees leaving their hive, her “mourning jewelry” visualizes fixing the disconnect between humans and animals, and commemorates the vulnerable lives lost. Explore the exhibition and silver galleries during this walk-through, and engage with the artist’s wearable work.
Free with admission.
Luci Jockel (RISD MFA 2016, Jewelry and Metalsmithing) is a contemporary jewelry artist whose work “seeks to give a voice to the deceased beings in the hopes of building an interconnectivity between human and animal.” Challenging our relationship with nature and death, her wearable works are made of found or donated animal remains, such as bees, bee wings, skulls, and clavicle bones. Her artworks have been shown around the world, most recently including the Galeria Alice Floriano in Brazil, Schmuck 2018 Munich Fair’s Marzee at Frame, and New York City Jewelry Week at Pratt Institute. She is currently the Jewelry/Metals Shop Supervisor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and is a guest lecturer at RISD during Wintersession.