Alternative Metals/Materials

The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles).

First Place
"The Hummingbird Necklace"
Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Atmore, AL, USA

Artist Statement: "The Hummingbird Necklace" was inspired by the iridescent plumage of a fiery-throated hummingbird and the beautiful metallic colors of the recycled Nespressocoffee capsules. Each component was individually cut out, corrugated and artistically placed. It makes a soft rustling sound when worn.

Second Place
Sandy Mikel
Hawthorne, FL, USA

Artist Statement: The center segment shows the full moon on February 7, 2001. The larger silver rivet above the moon is atlantis, launched just after moonrise into a sky so clear that even 130 miles away, the sight was breathtaking. the rest of the rivets are stars each night of the lunar cycle.