Large Macaroni Necklace by Amy Santoferraro
Cfile is honored that Amy Santoferraro is sharing her unique jewelry collection of earthenware tube necklaces and earrings.
Santoferraro's creative interest lies in both the "collection" and the "object", both charged with meaning, history, sentiment, and the authority to tell stories. She rowdily rummages through thrift stores, dollar stores, hobby stores, and hardware stores seeking objects and materials whose usefulness has been exhausted or underutilized and await a new imagined life. She puts objects and stories together piece by piece, relentlessly tinkering with objects and ideas until they fit and work in a way that is very her's. After all, she is the boss of them. Narratives, both personal and adopted third person, slip into and then take over the work.
22" x 4" x .5"
Cast terra cotta on black woven cotton cord with adjustable tie closure