Melanie Nakaue
Bronze Flower/Clipping Earrings
Cast finger nail clippings with pure silver posts and backs

FRIENDS OF SIMILAR SIZE is a project by Los Angeles-based artist Melanie Nakaue specializing in jewelry as wearable fine art objects. Viewing each item as a functional sculpture, FRIENDS OF SIMILAR SIZE focuses on highly unique one of a kind pieces, with an aesthetic appreciation and re-interpretation of shared experiences, objects and processes. Each season focuses on a unique theme/concept and the individual pieces in the collection function individually to interpret and create a dialogue with the other items. This first season: Abject Beauty focuses on daily bodily processes that draw us together and how to look at these processes as alternative methods of making sculptural objects.