Traditionally jewelry is an object of value. The value is the effect of their material, their portability and most important—their eternal life. In this series of site specific shots I'm challenging these absolute truths by focusing on the physical place, the real time and the original materials present. This "never-necklaces" are a captured moment of time and place, it has no tangible feel, but it is a part of an authentic, earthly surroundings.
Naama Levit was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. She received a BA in jewelry design at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and is currently a student at the metal department at Cranbrook academy, Michigan. As a jeweler, Levit has a strong drive to stretch and expand the boundaries of "preciousness"—dues asking questions about value, materialism and materials, identity, function, tradition and innovation. Levit is intrigued by minor gestures and subtleties that she pick up on, and later uses those findings in her work. It can be an unusual shaped pebble or a physical/psychological human behavior. Levit’s projects range on a wide spectrum of disciplines— jewelry-object-video-stills-text, and often displays her work process as an integral part of the final piece. Levit is a collector and a documenter of things; she sorts, arranges and shapes the everyday into objects and compositions. She is a materialistic maker, and sees potential in almost everything.