NAAMA LEVIT (MFA)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BLOOMFIELD HILLS
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Stones and rocks are the land we walk on, the materials from which we build our houses. They are both hard and fragile. In Israel, rocks also represent the land, a symbol of ongoing struggle and conflict. To me they are an everlasting burden. How can such a basic material have so many implications? A small collection of Jerusalem sandstones, brought with me from Israel, were my starting point. By using found materials, I take a charged and identifiable site to subvert the known and to expose new, hidden possibilities. By nature, jewellery is both personal, intimate and also mobile. It can travel, be forgotten, lost, gifted, or traded. This has led me to work through notions of nomadism, identity landscapes and the aesthetics of care.