A cheeky play on brass knuckles, this sterling silver pair represents the 'punch of love' a person feels when they are falling in or out of love. This ring captures the idea that the longer you've been physically and emotionally connected to a person, the stronger and more lasting of an impression you make on them. The harder you punch, the deeper the design will be left on the skin.
Natural Measurement of Time
This double-finger ring is modeled after the chronological rings of the Cirsium spinosissimum root (cross-section pictured below), one of the only plants besides trees that capture time in rings.
I was inspired by the plant's somatic memory of the past, which mimics how humans internalize their memories of experiences and people within the very marks on their bodies and minds.
This design was created first through making clay prototypes, then modeled with SolidWorks and rendered using KeyShot. A final 3D printed design was also created in plastic to allow further refinement.