A reminder that these pieces are made from mild steel and will rust if not cared for properly. If rusting does occur, please return to the artist for refinishing. To avoid rust, keep the pieces dry and away from moisture.
Photo: Lydia Daniller
Model: Elena Gross
Rebekah Frank – San Francisco, CA
Rebekah Frank is a studio artist, independent writer, and arts consultant. Her essays can be found on Art Jewelry Forum as well as in Metalsmith magazine and Surface Design Journal. She enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting experiences to fuel both her art and writing practices.
“I use basic materials that define space: steel chain and short lengths of steel wire. The structures are minimal, spacious, without complexity. Despite the geometry and material, they are not hard pieces.
Softness enters the pieces as they drape and conform to the environment they interact with, the gentle pull of gravity, the planar surfaces of a table, the curves of the body. There is a delicacy in the line and in the structure, but these flexible perimeters create their own spaces, capturing a moment within their curves and edges.
These pieces are necklaces, they are drawings, they are possibilities.
They stand alone, but they can interact and still maintain their individuality. They leave room for interpretation, creating space for the viewer to exist. The pieces also cross boundaries: they are contemporary jewelry, drawings, sculpture, and design.
I am interested in the variety that one piece, one simple structure, can contain. How does the piece maintain its own perimeters no matter how it is pushed or pulled, draped or stretched…even when a human form is inserted into the space.” – Rebekah Frank