Lonna Keller's portfolio of body adornments and jewelry
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Although my work is influenced by runway fashion and haute couture, I like to question perception by selecting everyday materials and combining them in unexpected ways. I see possibilities in ordinary objects and make them appear exeptional by ignoring their function and using the qualities of their form.

For example the utility of trash bags and fasteners is transformed when the plastic bag is used as fine fabric and the ties provide decorative elements. Dependable and durable steel washers have a tactile smoothness and a simple shape that work well as an ornamental component in jewelry or body sculpture, and pairing a cascade of rubber cord with precious metal or plastic ties adds softness and grace to a piece. I combine materials to give each piece a sensual playfulness and an intrinsic element of surprise.