Val Damon Jewelry

I create spirited, sculptural wearable objects that stand alone as art. My approach to art-making is to produce pieces that engage myself, the wearer and the viewer in the construction of meaning. I often take inspiration for a piece from the location from which its components were gathered. I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of the lean architectural elements I create in my studio with organic elements I personally collected in nature. The goal, and the result are unique pieces that serve to connect the artist and wearer.

My designs are shaped by my life, creative passion, and experiences as a jeweler in the world’s most diverse urban environment and as a traveler and a student in its most pristine, natural destinations. Born and bred in New York City I am drawn to concrete as a medium and splitting my youth between Brooklyn's beaches and the shores of Key West I am also deeply inspired by the ocean and its shores.