Jason Thomson | To the Disability Haters

Artist: Jason Thomson, Minnesota
Materials: sterling sliver, sapphire
Size: 7.5

Artist Statement: This piece has been 3d printed in cast resin material and then cast in sterling silver. As the castable resin layers shifted while the piece was 3d printing. The piece is misspelled words "F" and "U" ring to people who case ableism in today's society.

Artist Bio: My work is intended to change opinions and educate people further about learning differences. Society views people with differences as unhealthy, defective, and deviant. Over the centuries people with disabilities have been mistreated as human beings. There are still cultural, social, and religious views that still affect people with differences. My research entails how disability historic movements are still present in today's practices of society by creating wearable or sculpture objects to show the viewer the reality of disability culture in the public view. By presenting a piece on the body, it presents something hidden and issues rarely mentioned or talked about in public. Creating and educating people about these issues creates conversations and social awareness on the various ways people retain and learn information.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2023, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.