Artist: Steven and William Ladd
Glass Cuff, 2014
Glass beads, metal, thread
6.25" x 1.5" x .25"
"When we moved to New York more than 20 years ago we were interested in fashion, art, theatre and performance and we needed a little focus. So we decided that the things we would make needed to have a function and accessories became a focal point."
New York-based artists and brothers Steven and William Ladd have collaborated on artworks ranging from the minuscule to the massive for over two decades. Early works of haute-couture handbags and jewelry inspired their signature boxes that became towers, sparking performances that later evolved into large installations. Their artwork is often intricately crafted of textiles and beadwork and incorporates stories of their childhood and journey through life.