‘Seduction and desire are very important in my work. But just like the most beautiful animals and plants, my work also has defense mechanisms. Some of my pieces are covered with points and spikes, though crafted from alluring materials. They are attractive to the viewer and protective of the wearer. Sort of like BDSM, my work tests the limits of what is tolerable and wearable. Some of my work can be a challenge for the wearer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t pleasure involved.’ Mallory Weston, January 2017 for Art Jewelry Forum
The Art Jewelry Forum recently published an interview with artist Mallory Weston about her newest body of work featured at the gallery, Of Ophidia. Interviewer Ahna Adair writes, “Still rooted in the study of symbols, this recent body of work is a departure from her previous exploration of ubiquitous contemporary icons, refocusing on the historically polarized symbolism of the serpent. Rich in texture and movement, her pieces are a result of the meticulous combination of precious metals and leather. In this interview we talk with Mallory about themes in her work, including seduction and desire, pleasure in the unexpected, and the balance of masculine and feminine perspectives.”
Read the entire interview HERE.