During the summer I was handed a mysterious canvas bag by my friend, Raissa Bump (check out her work, it's fantastic!). As it turns out, quite a few of these bags have changed hands over the last two years as part of the Ojalá Project. Within each bag were the beginnings of what would later become a jewelry piece. Each piece was passed to a new artist who would then add their touch to it and pass it on to the next person. The resulting pieces are a mix of aesthetics, artists, cultures, countries, and materials... each one unique to the hands it passed through.
The opening reception for the pieces created during this project is November 19-24, 2016. If you happen to be passing through Buenos Aires, please take some pictures for me!
"After two years of starting Ojalá Project we invite you to Ojalá Project (Buenos Aires) to be held during the first Bienal Latinoamericana de Joyería Contemporánea "Puentes" (Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery "Bridges") organized by Joyeros Argentinos and the Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández."