Silicon Valley from the California Collection 2009
Three bracelets displayed in a custom made wooden fruit crate. Bracelets and fruit crate label constructed from recycled tin containers, 10k gold rivets, aluminum rivets.
of fruit crate: 10 3/4” H x 11 1/2” W x 10 1/2”D
Fruit crate label
constructed from recycled tin cans, aluminum rivets, 10k gold rivets, recycled circuit boards. Bermaid writing "floats" above label about 1/2".
10” H X 10 15/16” W X 1”D
Retail Price: $15,350
For complete set of three bracelets, and fruit crate with label
Close-up view from the top so you can see the multiple layers in the construction.
(sold as a set with wooden fruit crate shown above)
"Circuit Board Bracelet with plums" bracelet
"Circuit Board Bracelet with cherries" bracelet
"Bead Bracelet with resistors bracelet
The bracelets symbolize the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of California.
California exports ideas as well as produce from its fertile valleys.
Silicon Valley from the California Collection
These bracelets and the fruit label are a new series of work constructed from recycled tin cans, cut and riveted with layers of images and symbolism of California. The reuse of post consumer material reflects California as both the ultimate consumer culture and the leader in the recycling movement and green design.
The fruit crate symbolically represents the historic fertility of California’s valleys bountiful with fruits and vegetables. Orchards once covered Silicon Valley, but it now blooms with inventions and enterprising ventures.
The Great Valley fruit crate label below inspired by multi-layered Silicon Valley fruit crate label constructed from recycled tin cans.
The valley image that you see in this label was reconstructed in circuit boards.
Silicon Valley will be shown in the exhibition:
Redefining the San Andreas Faultline: 10 Women Jewelers
September 8 - October 27, 2012
Opening Reception: September 8, 2012,
Craft in America Study Center
8415 W. Third Street,
Los Angeles, California 90048.
View the entire series The California Collection on my web site.