Maia Leppo

Steel tubing on Cord Necklace

Materials:  Steel tubing, silicone rubber cord

Dimensions: 30 x .25 inches

In this era of constant, so-called improvements, what are we looking for? How can we define success and who is qualified to do so? Is there a point at which our improvements ultimately become a hinderence? These questions have prompted my own exploration of new possibilities for natural motifs in body adornment and to question the idea of improvement.

About the Artist:

Maia graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Community Health. After two years in the field of kidney research in Boston, Massachusetts, she quit her job and moved to Gatlinburg, TN to participate in the work-study program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She continued her education at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and opened a gallery there. She now is a studio artist and instructor in Chicago and has completed her Masters in Fine Art at SUNY New Paltz. 

To view more work by this artist, visit her SNAG Maker Page