Similar to oral tradition, objects of adornment carry tactile, tangible histories that are otherwise transient. Jewelry can be a preemptive tool, safety precaution, memento; a moment of celebration. Inspired by the soft and profound communication of jewelry, Basha Harris creates work that focuses on the reflective relationship of the wearer to the object.
Basha received her BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is a founder and resident artist of Yours Truly Community Studio, located in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A jeweler and metalsmith by trade, Harris ingrains education and social justice in her artistic practice through collaboration and engagement. She is moved by both utilitarian and art objects, and works to develop functional solutions regarding a multitude of urgent civil issues.