Exploring the conflict of self-preservation and vulnerability, this piece expresses the interplay of defense and exposure. The wearer is partially obscured from view while elements of the piece partially obscure the view of the wearer. This represents the physical and psychological state of one who wishes to learn, grow, and explore while instinctively shielding themselves from potential harm. Pinecones were taken apart, arranged, and attached to backings created from crocheted copper wire. Sheet copper was used for the straps and connected with sets of wire clasps.
Pinecone scales, copper