Lauren Cherry and Max Springer are collaborative artists whose practice explores various forms of art from sculpture and installation to furniture design and beading. They both received MFA’s from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Their work has been shown internationally at 221A (Vancouver, BC), Good Weather (N Little Rock, AK), Roberts & Tilton (Los Angeles, CA) and Vacancy (Los Angeles, CA), among others. They currently live and work in New York’s Hudson Valley.
For the past few years, they've given these necklaces to friends and family as gifts, as talismans, protective auras, forcefields, tokens of friendship and love. They think of them as psychedelic rosaries, a linear narrative of intentional patterns and random logic, infinite cosmic loops.
The beads themselves come from a variety of sources, collected on road
trips, gifted by friends, others salvaged from family jewelry. They've
found some in thrift stores and yard sales, others they've made.
Collecting beads wherever they can, each becomes a reminder of its
origin, a personal memory.
Each necklace is unique. Lengths vary from around 11 - 13" from neckline.