RESIST earrings by Melissa Cameron


RESIST earrings by Melissa Cameron


Steel-titanium-enamel by Melissa Cameron.

Resist is a subset of my Body/Politic series of jewels, in which the two-

toned pieces contain a hidden message. Using the ones and zeroes of

ASCII/binary communication - the language that is the foundation of our

digital culture – I am able to make words into wearable artworks.

In the Resist system, the 0’s and 1’s of binary code are switched from

numbers to colors, gray and blue respectively. By individually enameling

each part of a piece in the correct sequence, I encode words like ‘no’ onto

earrings, or ‘resist’ onto pins and neckpieces.

So why only blue? Because that color is the opposite of orange on the

traditional color wheel.

5% the artist’s price from this series goes to Islamic Relief USA, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit humanitarian agency, whose work includes domestic and international development and relief projects.


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