Pictured above: The Weight Of Jewelry
Tarina Frank was born on a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico and lived aboard the boat for part of her childhood. She earned her BFA in Metalsmithing at the University of Texas and earned her MFA in Jewelry at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work is a blend between fine art and craft, wearable and sculpture. Her exploration of life vests as jewelry have allowed her to combine her love for sewing, metalsmithing and painting into unique wearable artworks. This is the first time her new work will be shown in the United States.