Your Inner Body
THE ART OF MISSY
Missy Graff Ballone's experience as a massage therapist and yogi influences the structural forms and functions of her work. Through the medium of silicon rubber, she emulates fascia--the connective tissue that binds the body’s internal structures together. She combines her perspective of the body as a jeweler with her knowledge of the body as a massage therapist. Her long, elastic rubber pieces invite viewers to interact-- to touch, compress, stretch and pull on the pieces to gain a tactile understanding of the material. Missy is also a master welder, engraver, and jewelry maker.