Beginning Middle Endless…. is a recent international jewelry exhibition of 20 neckpieces curated by metalsmith and professor Heather White, and based on the Surrealist’s Exquisite Corpse game in which fragments of poetry or drawings made by numerous “players” were woven together by chance to create a strangely juxtaposed and unpredictable work.
For this project, two students each living in different countries created a neckpiece. Half of the students are from Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy; the other half are from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. The students were asked to create one-half of a neckpiece and the curator paired and physically assembled the halves to make whole necklaces in which the unexpected ensues. The exhibition will travel to Boston in fall 2012. Here is a selection of some of my favorites: