Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons is a rare collection of accessories and art objects designed and crafted by Derrick R. Cruz. Melding historically rich craft traditions, experimentation and occult motifs, Cruz's work materializes his obsession with the beauty potentially found in darkness.

Each Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons piece, from inception to presentation, is as much a pledge to fine craftsmanship as it is a conceptual conduit between materialism and intuition. Under the influence of funerary crafts, alchemical studies, and Native American mythology, Cruz honors the past with rigorous research and meticulous execution. Building on those traditions, his objects emerge as modern moralizing tools and intimate fetishes.