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Visiting Artist – Emily Cobb – Wed Feb 17, 6pm

Emily Cobb is a jewelry designer and maker living in Provi¬dence, Rhode Island. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art in 2012. Her work has been featured on the cover of Metalsmith Mag¬azine and in publications such as Digital Handmade: Crafts¬manship in the New Industrial Revolution, and exhibited internationally in museums such as the Racine Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, and HOW Art Museum. Emily is currently an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Cobb’s jewelry illustrates emotions, experiences, and relationships through the abstraction and reconstruction of animal forms. By imagining alternative realities in which animals grow and age in unusual ways, she develops beau¬tiful yet haunting physical transformations by combining both metalworking and digital fabrication techniques. Birds unravel like ribbons as they grow older, until they completely become undone. Fish dry up overtime, their body’s surface cracking apart like riverbeds during a drought. Frogs slowly thaw like icicles on a warm day, their skin succumbing to gravitational pull. Through juxtaposition, metamorphosis, and abstraction of representational forms, Cobb considers both the appealing and damaging results of the passing of time.

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