Steel Cluster Earrings

A pair of thin rectangular earrings with slightly irregular edges. This piece was created by starting with two veins instead of just one. As each grew, the two roots became enmeshed into a continuous network while visually maintaining their own hierarchies of primary, secondary, and tertiary veins.

The pattern was grown in a computer simulation of leaf venation and etched from a sheet of stainless steel with stainless steel earwire.

Nervous System was founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Jessica currently acts as Creative Director and Jesse as Chief Science Officer. Together they lead a team of seven. Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in Architecture and Biology. Afterwards, she studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jesse Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation. Their studio is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.



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