Dis-ease is a Holistic medicine term for an ailment. Being in a state of Dis-ease rather than having a disease allows one to not become consumed by illness. We all have Dis-eases and imperfections. By revealing them we can begin to overcome them. These tumor-like brooches represent any imperfections or Dis-eases the wearer may have. The brooches are directly connected to the body by a silk tail. The tail is sewn to the “tumor” and then slid in between the body’s natural crevices, making the body the brooch’s mechanism, as well as making the “tumor” part of the body.
Q-tip Series

Jewelry is traditionally viewed as something permanent and ever lasting. We use materials such as gold and diamonds that stand through the test of time...a diamond is forever. Yet, in the world that we live in, things rarely last forever. Perhaps the only true constant that we have is change. The main materials used in these brooches are Q-Tips. They start out clean and white, but as the brooch is worn the Q-Tips collect dirt as well as fray and wear. Every time the brooch is worn, it changes, they not only become a “new brooch” to wear, but each gives an illustrated history of it’s past.