Ts’msyen Transforming: Morgan Green
Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts’msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts’mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting and fashion design techniques.
Green’s work is deeply rooted in her ancestral heritage. She takes her role as a Ts’msyen artist very seriously, and transforms various materials into works of art that respect and communicate family crests and oral histories. She transforms raw materials from nature, ancient metals, precious stones, eagle claws, dentalia, shell buttons and fine fabric into high art that both share historical knowledge, and act as a social indicator of the wearer’s status in society.