Kathleen Nowak Tucci, a Gulf Coast eco-designer and artist for 25 years, has turned her creative focus to designing couture accessories constructed from recycled rubber bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes. Her current collections include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, belts and purses. Appearing in Fashion Market Week in NYC three times a year, Tucci’s designs have landed in some of the most exclusive boutiques across the United States and Europe.
Jewelry designed and created by Kathleen Nowak Tucci (at the time marketed by her sister Margaret Nowak Dobos’ company, My Sister’s Art) was featured on the cover of the August 2010 issue of Italian Vogue magazine. The issue, called “The Latest Wave,” featured the theme of water and oil, and was styled by Karl Templer, photographed by internationally acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel, and modeled by Kristen McMenamy. The concept interpreted the environmental crisis that has been affecting the Gulf Coast. This is the first time that an eco artist’s work has been featured on the cover of a mainstream fashion magazine.
In 2011, Tucci was juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show, as one of 120 artists the Smithsonian selected from a field of 1300. Gallery Five is highlighting Kathleen’s work January 3rd – 31st. Kathleen will be at Gallery Five January 20th from noon – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss the chance to meet this innovative eco-artist in person! Gallery Five is located at 140 Bridge Road Tesquesta, FL. 561-747-5555.
Eco-Earrings and Necklace
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