Bernadette Trainor, wallpaper one, brooch, 925 silver, american walnut, 2009

Bernadette Trainor, the bricks of waikiki and bougainvillea, light, stainless steel, polypropylene, halogen fittings, 2010

As I move through my life without the maternal guidance of mum or nonna, I draw strength from the past and from what I learned when they were with me. My pieces reflect the shape of the traditional water carrier from the Italian region of Abbruzzo, la conca. Each is larger than the last, deeper and able to hold more. The hope chest for my future contains the wisdom from the past.

Bernadette Trainor, la conca e lu maniere, 2012, vessel and spoon maquette, gilding metal

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