Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sweepstake online

An artist and graphic designer by profession, Derrick R. Cruz, founder of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons left his roots in Puerto Rico when he was 17. Reaching manhood after he left his native land, Cruz’s work was influenced by the diaspora effect and how it spawns new mythologies.

As cultural alchemy, his jewelry combines seemingly disparate technologies, materials and archetypes to create new “objects for remembering.” To emphasize his narrative, each piece is meticulously handcrafted and delivered in handmade packaging.

Established in the summer of 2006, Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons are already being sold at Bblessing in New York, Scout in L.A., Base in Miami as well as stores in Australia, Japan and Canada, a sure sign of its unique artistry and commercial viability.

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons was awarded $5,000 for winning the Accessories Competition.