Artist Profolio

Wearabale Art Jewelry

Title| Azania Tripp Self-Portrait Material| magazine paper, resin, birchwood, glitter, photo paper Metal| sterling silver Size| W 2.5 inches  H 4inches- Weight: 30.60g Style: dangle earring  Modeling| Azania Tripp  ALT Text| Image Description  Left Earring|  Azania’s self-portrait is bountiful with winter butternut squash, green tomato slices, and orange woodland tomatoes. The shape of the earrings is squash/gourd shaped, with one tomato in each earring jutting out from the sides. 5 thin strips of black pieces of paper overlap one another at the bottom.  Right Earring|  A passport picture of Azania (black hair in a bun on top of her head, brown eyes with hooded eyelids, brown skin, small smile, dimple on the left cheek, full lips, and black predominant eyebrows.) The passport photo is cut in half. One earring has the image of the top half of Azania’s face and the other half, nose to chin, are on the other earring.    *Note| Both earrings are similar in appearance and vary slightly because they are both handmade with found paper and other materials.

Title| Azania Tripp Self-Portrait
Material| magazine paper, resin, birchwood, glitter, photo paper
Metal| sterling silver
Size| W 2.5 inches  H 4inches-
Weight: 30.60g
Style: dangle earring
Jewelry Description
 
Left Earring Description| 
Azania’s self-portrait is bountiful with winter butternut squash, green tomato slices, and orange woodland tomatoes. The shape of the earrings is squash/gourd shaped, with one tomato in each earring jutting out from the sides. 5 thin strips of black pieces of paper overlap one another at the bottom.
Right EarringDescription| 
A passport picture of Azania (black hair in a bun on top of her head, brown eyes with hooded eyelids, brown skin, small smile, dimple on the left cheek, full lips, and black predominant eyebrows.) The passport photo is cut in half. One earring has the image of the top half of Azania’s face and the other half, nose to chin, are on the other earring. 
*Note| Both earrings are similar in appearance and vary slightly because they are both handmade with found paper and other materials.

 

 

Left Earring| One large white and red peony and half a yellow peony are on the lower left side of Jaden Smith’s face. Jaden has a non-smiling facial expression. He has white, blonde hair, thick black eyebrows and a light shadowy mustache. On the right side of his lower cheek, there is a green winged macaw. Below his chin is a metallic gold feather. Behind his head is a light orange rose that’s only partially showing.

Title|Vibe
Material|  magazine paper, paper, resin, birchwood, gold flakes, hong bao envelope paper
Metal| sterling silver
Size| W 3.5 inches H 5.5 inches
Weight: 51.65g
Style: dangle earring
 
Jewelry Description
 
Left Earring Description|One large white and red peony and half a yellow peony are on the lower left side of Jaden Smith’s face. Jaden has a non-smiling facial expression. He has white, blonde hair, thick black eyebrows and a light shadowy mustache. On the right side of his lower cheek, there is a green winged macaw. Below his chin is a metallic gold feather. Behind his head is a light orange rose that’s only partially showing.  
Left Earring Description|A large bouquet of sun flowers tied with twine rests on the chest of Lakeith Stanfield’s sweater. He is wearing a black scarf with gray lines. On the right side is a green winged macaw.  
Individuals featured|Jaden Smith and Lakeith Stanfield are international artists that express their intersectionality of being Black/African American men in America. 
 
Sunflowers| Adornment, loyalty, sunflowers move towards the sun/nourishment
 
Peonies| humility, happiness
 
Green Winged Macaw| Macaws commonly travel in pairs or small groups. People need and want people. Community is life.
 
Gold| 
Growing intergenerational wealth

 

Title| Indigo

Material|  magazine paper, paper, resin, birchwood, rice bag, copper-gold painter chain, card stock paper, hongbao envelope paper

Metal| sterling silver

Size| W 1.5 inches H 4.5 inches

Weight: 19.17g

Style: dangle earring

 

Jewelry Description

Left Earring|Light skin mixed raced pan-African thick woman wearing blue jeans, brown slip-on shoes, and a white short sleeve shirt is in the earring. A gold chain runs from her head to her mid-thigh. At the bottom of the earring there is a large multi-colored blue circle with 5 red lines. At the top of the earring is a half-circle made from hong boa paper. 


Right Earring|Dark skin Pan-African slender woman wearing blue jeans, brown slip-on shoes, a white long sleeve shirt and jean jacket on her right shoulder is pictured in the earring. A gold chain runs from her hip  to  her legs. At the bottom of the earring there is a large multi-colored blue/green circle. At the top of the earring is a half-circle made from hong boa paper.  

The Jeans| The Indigo plant was one of the most lucrative raw materials grown in the United States. Black enslaved people were used to harvest it  and increase European wealth.

The women| BIPOC/LGBTQIA women experiencing daily joy

The Artists Personal Reflection on the piece. How the Jewelry Connects to Personal Stories|

Azania wanted to show joy through Black/ African American and Pan-Asian patterns.  

Azania received the Central Minnesota Arts Board: FY19 Artist Career Development. She was able to create this piece along with others a collection of jewelry pieces that reflected her Black/ African American and Singaporean Eurasian ethnicity. 

 

 

Title| Queen and Only Goddesses

Material|  magazine paper, paper, resin, birchwood, sea beads, hongbao envelope paper

Metal| sterling silver

Size| W 3.5 inches 3.5 inches

Weight: 23.43g

Style: dangle earring

 

Jewelry Description

Left Earring| Pan-African woman. Round red lips with tips of the teeth showing. On the right side, there is mint and other herbs. On the left is gold paper that looks scaly. A second resin piece with roses is attached to the top of the earring to create a flower crown.

Right Earring|Brown mixed race woman with her arms stretched above her head. She is holding her own hands. She is wearing a long fitted white dress that goes to her calf. Her feet are bare, and her textured hair is brushed out with a white flower behind her ear. Gold paper outlines the figure. The background of the earring is black and white. Red flowers and green mint are on the edges of the earring.

Visual Representation of the Wearable Paper Art| Represents queen royalty.

Mint| A plant that helps with digestion

Red| Lucky, Joy, Happiness

The Artists Personal Reflection on the piece. How the Jewelry Connects to Personal Stories|

Brown mixed race Woman| Represents the artist.

The Dark skin Pan-African Woman| This earring was inspired by a participant in the Obsidian Pause| Jewelry Making workshop with Higher Ground Church of St. Cloud Minnesota 2019.

 

 

Title| Singapore Eurasian

Material|  magazine paper, paper, resin, birchwood, sea beads

Metal| sterling silver

Size| W 1.8 inches H 4.5 inches

Weight: 20.42g

Style: dangle earring

 

Jewelry Description

Left Earring|Mixed race Asian woman wearing a white coat, and an image of a goldfish pointing towards the person's face. A red circle is over the top of the goldfish. To the left are black and dark gold glass beads. Black spotted paper and silver paper are at the bottom of the earring and middle.

Right Earring|Mixed race Asian woman wearing a purple, gray coat, and a translucent squid is next to their right cheek. A red circle is over the top of the woman and squid. To the right are black and dark gold glass beads. 

Mixed Race Asian Woman| Represents East Asian/ Singaporean Eurasian women.

Beads| Glass beads are from a broken necklace of her mom’s. 

Aquatic Animals| The animals represent Singapore. Singapore, Singapore is a city-island. It has some of the best food and seafood in the world. Made with so much fusion cultural love of home.

 

Wearable Art Pins

yellow
yellow fungi pin

Title| I like Lichen

Size| L 13 inches H 11 inches

Material| paper collage, wood, resin

Description| Handmade winter goose wearable art pin

 

 back of winter goose pin

Title| Winter Goose
Material| paper collage, wood, resin
Description| Handmade winter goose wearable art pin

 

 

wasp pin

wasp pin

Title| Wasp Pin
Size| L 13 inches H 11 inches
Material| paper collage, wood, acrylic paint, resin
Description| Handmade wearabale art wasp pin

 

 

red space pin

Title| Red Space Pin
Size| L 13 inches H 11 inches
Material| paper collage, cork, pin, resin
Description| Outer space paper collage pin

 

 

Visual Art

Title| Power of Joy

Material| Water color, gold flakes, magazine paper (collage)

Size| H 16 inch 13 W inches

 

 

 

Title| Water Bottle
Size| L 13 inches H 11 inches
Material| paper, glass, mesh bag
Description| The piece of water represents the limited access to clean water in Michigan. The large pieces of glass in the out part of the bottle represent icebergs and the melting of them. The raspberries represent ovaries. 
 
Breast Cancer Visual Art
Breast Cancer

Title| Breast Cancer

Material| magazine paper (collage), pen, acrylic paint

Size| W 2 yards H 2.5 feet

 

 

Youth

Title| Warm Mobilization

Material| magazine paper (collage), resin, glitter, wood

Size| H 22 inches W 5.5 inches

 

 

afro-futurism

Title| Royal Afro-Futurism visual art

Material| magazine paper (collage), canvas, digitql

Size| H 16 inch 13 W inches