Separated from or existing without the body, soap serves no purpose and is generally discarded once it reaches a certain state of reduction. Transformed through the daily ritual of bathing, these forms convey a tactile, intimate relationship between owner and object. By reconnecting this material to the body as jewelry, I aim to evoke a sensual experience about the simple pleasures of bath time, with intentions of a more private dialogue.
It is likely that the soap will continue to change over time through natural wear and environmental factors, again reshaping the visual history and value of these momentary, mutable forms. Developed and activated by the body, these everyday artifacts take on a precarious function as jewelry—wavering somewhere between raw and manufactured. The presence of the material serves as a reminder of its own corporeal erosion and this physiological exchange.