jewelry + wearable sculptures
Meet the Maker:
Katie Kameen creates jewelry by playfully experimenting with premade plastic objects.
In my work I explore the ways in which premade materials can communicate with us. Our use and treatment of everyday objects mirrors our social behavior. I draw from that to create my own path to understanding intimate and casual human connection. My process mimics a type of play as I discover how plastic objects can be reformed into oddly familiar configurations. These recognizable forms and individual components evoke a shared haptic experience, relating both to memory and the immediate objects that surround us. Cheap plastics were made to serve a specific purpose, and to do so with a limited lifespan. I manipulate these objects to subvert both qualities, and make these materials, so often ignored from oversaturation, visible again.