This work was created for the Rapid Jewelry Competition,
a competition for 3D printed jewelry design organized by the Design Museum Boston.
Monocircus' Gregarious necklace was nominated as one of the Semi Finalists and
was featured in a fashion show held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on May 23, 2015.
The design is composed of a mulitiplicity of rhombus-shaped units in varied sizes
in gradation forming a rhythmic arrangement.
The name, Gregarious, is derived from the idea of the 'clustering' of units.
The concept is to create the imagery
such as a field of flowers or a flock or herd of animals,
where each is individually different
yet they belong to the same species, cluster or group.
Because the sizes of the units along the width of the necklace
are slightly different at different points,
it reveals a different texture and appearance
when worn with different parts of the necklace on the front.
And because each unit is individually linked together
such that each is able to shift about,
the necklace sits in response to the body surface when worn, like a piece of fabric.
When worn, Gregarious appears more like a part of the outfit more than just a chain
like a intriguing patterned neckline or collar.
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