Tara Locklear - Raleigh NC
Inspired by industrial and social culture materials, my jewelry creates an immediate focus for the viewer. Driven by my love affair with the color and graphic qualities these materials provide, exploring and forming them are at the heart of my practice. From steel, cement to recycled skateboards; all of my material choices have inherent beauty and strength beyond their functioning identity. The jewelry's material makeup resonates memory, time, and place, which lends to how the jewelry is approached. My focus is to create fine hand crafted jewelry that empowers individuality and brings a refreshing point of view to contemporary jewelry.