• As an artist, I realize that at times we are disassociated from spirituality, the earth and the

    nature that surrounds us throughout our day to day experiences. I work in minerals that are
    derived from the earth, such as silver. I embrace the materials true nature while embedding
    energy in its structures used for transformative healing; bridging the gap of human experience
    and the metaphysical.

    Each piece begins as a literary sketch or a poetic stream of consciousness derived from my
    own experience; as a young black woman metalsmith born and raised in Brightmoor, known
    for its blight, crime and decay. Through my painful experience I have found beauty in ruin. It's
    my belief that healing can be found through aesthetics. My hand-made aesthetic objects are
    wearable talismans (or jewelry) where much internal resolve can be experienced, as the artist
    and the wearer.

    Each piece of jewelry is a remembrance for change of perspective when we are faced with
    times that we become dissociated with the essential. When I was homeless as a young girl, I
    had aesthetics lubricating my bones. It was a tumultuous experience; though I encountered so
    much beauty unbeknownst to the rest of the world. I would craft talismans out of found
    objects, stringing feathers or wrapping stones with binding wires with regard to the faculties of
    my higher self and the minerals from the earth. When I made these wearable talismans, I
    concentrated completely on the thought that I would be able to withstand and endure anything
    that came my way. The homelessness, the abuse and the pain that I withstood became more
    like a anfractuous story of texture, patinated with experience. I began studying the aesthetics
    of texture, decay, desaturation and romantic escapes of color. Before I knew it, this became
    my aesthetic for creating precious metal jewels. This was healing.

    As a self-taught silversmith, I bridge the gap; I have been able to take it further by not only
    facilitating healing but manifesting wearable objects that act as a reminder of this process.
    My total body of work evokes a healing that I associate with divinity. The silver linings have
    been actualized in form with a tactility that we wear and carry with us.
    The jewelry is a proclamation of beauty; that even through ruin or decay there's still beauty.

    Love, Karissma Yve
  • Made up of hope and meditation
    Love, imagination
    Water my creations
    Baby it's amazing
    All the days I'm facing
    Nothing seems to phase me
    Cause I

    I am confidently lost
    I don't need you to find me
    'Cause I'm not hiding

    Thinking about where I've gone

    Where I'm going

    And I wouldn't change it for the world
    Thinking about where I'm from
    If I belong there

    But I wouldn't change it for anything

    sabrina claudio 

    Love, Karissma Yve


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