Megan Katz

Repurposed Anatomy Series

I feel that certain binaries create tension, such as external/internal, attraction/repulsion and sterility/comfort. By abstracting visual language from Western medical history, I am drawing attention to objects which are used to replace parts of the body. In revealing what is rarely seen or accepted, the wearable pieces are used to show us more about ourselves. Jewellery has an inherent link to the body, where I agree, “one can become one with one’s ornament.”

Helen Williams Drutt, and Peter Dormer. Jewelry of Our Time: Art, Ornament, and Obsession. (New York: Rizzoli, 1995) 114.