Pod Earrings

Approx. 1.25 x 1 in. dia.

14k white and yellow gold, garnet

2007

Modeled after Japanese Lanterns (Physalis flowers) which naturally decay into an open-cell structure containing a single berry. Though delicate in appearance, the structure is quite strong. It conserves material while presenting a voluminous object with intricate interior spaces. Through program scripts, each pod model is randomly generated then systematically distorted. In each pair, the two pods mirror each other, and no two are identical.