“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon.” - Dr. Seuss
by Timothy Rysdyke
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Why do many of your necklaces and rings have gold teeth on them?
It was definitely influenced by an old friend and lover of mine who tagged teeth, and I was really into them and started thinking about other applications for teeth. Then I moved in with my cousin, the dentist. He had hoarded all this creepy stuff from dental school, including a bunch of old alginate molds of peoples’ jaws which we later spray painted gold. It was really about being kind of grotesque, but also gangster. I’m really into grotesque.
You can shop Whitney’s jewelry at the next Art Ache vintage market Sept. 8 at Chop Suey.