Emily Cobb

My jewelry illustrates emotions, experiences, and relationships through the abstraction and reconstruction of animal forms. By imagining alternative realities in which animals grow and age in unusual ways, I develop beautiful yet haunting physical transformations using 3D modeling and 3D printing. Birds unravel like ribbons as they grow older, until they completely become undone. Fish dry up overtime, their body’s surface cracking apart like riverbeds during a drought. Frogs slowly thaw like icicles on a warm day, their skin succumbing to gravitational pull. Through juxtaposition, metamorphosis, and abstraction of representational forms, I consider both the appealing and damaging results of the passing of time.