Two Clouds Above Nine . Earrings . Lingua NigraLingua Nigra
“Large and in charge!” —Alicia.
Lightweight and bold, these earrings are so funky. Created with reticulated sheet formed into a rectangle and framed with wire. 3.75 inches. Brass castings, Sterling Silver post, 22 KT Gold Plate.The work is created using several techniques, most notably acid etching and also metal reticulation. Each approach yields random texture that can never be predicted during the process. The final result is metal with a mix of textures based on time and chance. Shapes are then cut out of the work or cast items created from wax receive texture. During one of the final steps of the process, the texture becomes even more trans-formative when electroplated with 22 KT Gold.
Designed and made in Chicago by Lingua Nigra.
Alicia Goodwin, the artist behind Lingua Nigra, has been creating jewelry since childhood but it was not until she was earning her degree at The State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology that she realized that creating impactful work in metal was her true calling. During her 18 years of living in New York City, Alicia worked for many talented small designers and also larger jewelry brands, all the while adding work to her own unique line of jewelry.