Michele Cottler-Fox

Dr. Michele Cottler-Fox, MD, is a blood banking and transfusion medicine specialist and professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Cottler-Fox began her exploration of metal as a medium at the Arkansas Arts Center School and began exhibiting her work with a series titled “Safety Nets”: the work focused on the primitive need for safety that she experienced while going through a year of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Cottler-Fox most recently exhibited her fine art jewelry in the ACNMWA Women to Watch 2019: Heavy Metal exhibit tour.

Even in a Post-apocalyptic World She Always Dressed for New Year’s Eve

Found objects, sterling silver, electrical wire, and safety pins
13″ x 6″

She Always Ate What She Killed

Wild goose feather, deer antler, squirrel skull bone, and oxidized sterling silver
28″ x 41″

Goat Knuckle Bone Ring

Bone from goat stew and oxidized sterling silver
1.5″ x 1.5″ x 1.5″

She Wanted to be Beautiful

Copper craft wire, assorted hardware, scrap copper, 14k gold-filled wire and chain, glass beads, argentium sterling wire, gray tigers eye beads, and suede
17″ x 17″