Brass, wood, stain.
A series of rings adorned with tiny brass trees. When stacked, the rings create a representation of the boreal forest. Representation through jewellery raises questions of what is precious – is a wearable representation of the forest more precious than we find the forest itself?
By reducing the scale of the forest, it becomes something fragile, and delicate. Something in need of protection. Points and sharp edges make the wearer uncomfortable and bring a feeling of danger. Is the forest more fragile than we are? Does it need protection from us, or do we need to be protected in the forest? Are our fears of being lost within the forest more drastic than our fears of a world with ever diminishing forests?