Barbara de Vries: Necklace

Barbara de Vries: Necklace


Forget Me Not, Keepsakes for the Far Afield. Jewels of sorts, made from discarded materials including beach plastic, magazines, lace, silver and embellished by (mostly) recycled seed pearls.

Austrian Kaiserhaus Historika (ca.1900)- inspired mock relics that appear as old as the sum total of their re-used parts. They might have had a purpose of remembrance by loved ones who were “encamped” far afield.

Part of the Away is Here project, which sets out to raise awareness of plastic pollution of the oceans through education and re-designing beach plastic. An initiative by Barbara de Vries that has been featured in a TEDx talk, the Sundance movie One Beach, and in Vogue as well as numerous exhibitions, installations and special collaborations with The Nature Conservancy, Tarpum Bay Cultural Center (Eleuthera), ReJIG (Islay), Art Basel Miami, Barneys NY, and more.

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