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Hannah Oatman. Rhode Island School of Design. Selected Graduate 2020

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Published: 12.08.2020
Hannah Oatman. Set: Dreamboat, 2019. Laser cut acrylic, cast brass, box: paper, cardboard.. 9 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. From series: Collect Me series. Mid-assembly.. Hannah Oatman
Set: Dreamboat, 2019
Laser cut acrylic, cast brass, box: paper, cardboard.
9 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
From series: Collect Me series
Mid-assembly.

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Intro
Hannah Oatman’s thesis work investigates relationships between art, product, advertising, packaging, collecting, interaction, and choice. Each multi-layered series introduces an exchange where the wearer and viewer can; choose to contemplate their relationship to consumer culture or/and simply enjoy participating. Tandem to this broader question, the work reflects on the insular nature of contemporary art jewelry and introduces strategies that can increase its appeal and access to a wider audience. / Seth Papac