increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklephoto © marc creedonall images courtesy lauren tickle

 

 

american designer lauren vanessa tickle explores and reevaluates the intrinsic value of currency through the discipline of jewelry. ‘increased value’ is a series of objects representing synthesized reflections on the idea of money through adornment where tickle engages in a meticulous and deliberate interrogation of the material. slicing, cutting and reassembling one dollar bills, tickle creates a collection of elaborate wearable objects that encompass processes and values connected to the identity and role of money in contemporary society.  

tickle says of her work:

 

‘my work is an experiment in the concepts of value and adornment. I force wearers and observers to reflect on the concept of adornment in our society. one of the most conscious actions humans undertake is the decision of what to wear or not. my work takes underlying materialism and makes it explicit, imploring evaluation from all sides in each social context.’

 

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklethe artist explores and reevaluates the intrinsic value of currency through the discipline of jewelryphoto © marc creedon

 

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklephoto © marc creedon

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklethe series of objects represent synthesized reflections on the idea of money through adornmentphoto © marc creedon

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklephoto © marc creedon

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa tickleslicing, cutting and reassembling one dollar bills, tickle creates a collection of elaborate wearable objectsphoto © marc creedon

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa ticklephoto © marc creedon 

 

money jewelry   increasing value by lauren vanessa tickle‘my work is an experiment in the concepts of value and adornment. I force wearers and observers to reflect on the concept of adornment in our society’ photo © rachit shukla