2019 Emerging Voices shortlist artist Luci Jockel lives and works in Philadelphia. Luci received a MFA degree in jewelry and metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016, and a BFA in Studio Art degree with concentrations in jewelry and ceramics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Referencing Victorian mourning jewelry, memento mori jewelry, and Catholic objects of devotion, her work explores the life, death, and rebirth of nonhuman animals in the intimate format of jewelry. She investigates the human behavioral impacts on the broad, interconnected network of nonhuman species, such as Colony Collapse Disorder and climate change. Her work seeks to give voice to the voiceless in the hopes of rebuilding a lost interconnectivity between human and animal.
Listen to Luci's object story: