Monique Rancourt Jewelry Studio and Artisan Gallery
I think of jewelry as sculpture for the body. I tap into my love of the traditional adornment of Africa and Eurasia and update the materials with contemporary industrial elements such as rubber, chain, and pigments that add impact without much weight. The feel, sound, and movement of these multipart necklaces, bracelets, and rings allow a flexibility that responds to how they are worn. I want to create dynamic, contemporary forms that feel uniquely powerful and inspiring to the individual wearer.