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Mando Bee - INT3RG4L4CTiC BR4TZ
Mando Bee
Steel, Fine Silver, Gold Fill, Stickers, Glitter, Spray Paint
Left Earring - 3.2 x 2.1 x .1 in / Right Earring - 3.98 x 2.5 x .1 in
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MANDO BEE earned their BFA from Texas State University with a focus in Metals and Jewelry in 2018. MANDO was included in the One for the Future emerging artist program, Placement,The EXHIBITIONIST, and Here We Areduring New York City Jewelry Week. In 2018 they completed a 3 month residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. MANDO was also included in the American Craft Council emerging artist program HIP POP. They are featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Learning Lab highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists, SNAG JaMS, ARTISTAR Jewels, and Accessory Vanity Fair Magazine. As anon-binaryindividual, they strive to make work that challenges social order, as itinvestigates ways to exist in a constant state of disassociation and derealization as a form of escapism and emotional avoidance. Addressing their sense of identity and gender, they reconceptualize normalcy and their perception of the world by making workthat creates the illusion of mental unity. Mando focuses on the desynchronized thoughts and emotions of their alternate reality, FiLTH CL0UD NiN3. Their toy-like bling is lush with complex fabrication and avant-garde materials that are a physical manifestation of their self-made reality. Color is a focal point, often in bright, bold and neon palettes that reference candy wrappers, lottery tickets, and other street treasures.The hours of sawing and riveting by hand that is necessary to create theirwork is a physical ritual that brings them closer to the source of their inspiration and aesthetic goals.