Bottlecap Pearls

In 2020 my artist residency with NOW Friends in Nairobi Kenya was cancelled due to Covid.

I had spent 6 months preparing for this residency, learning Swahili, researching local artists, textiles, and beading techniques.

When I learned that travel would not be possible, I decided to use the time I would have been in Kenya to clean, drill and string thousands of bottle caps into larger-than-life strings of pearls and drape these necklaces on vintage ladders.