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Angels, Ghost and Memories
“Angels, Ghosts and Memories” is neck wear that utilizes the “Noose” as a substrate for supporting and fabricating my work and concept. The “Noose” is a charged and controversial symbolic icon within our American visual lexicon and rightly so! It has a disturbing and violent history, but when examined as an object it’s only a rope tied into an effective and even some would say elegant knot. My investigation into the noose as a wearable object stems from the tragic hanging suicide of a dear friend.
“Angels, Ghosts and Memories” utilizes imagery that my friend identified with. For instance the polar bear attached to the neckpiece was his personal talisman, the angel wings symbolize my hope for his spirit’s protection as well as the fact that they’re strung like beads, again referencing the sha sha, japa-mala or rosary beads that can help guide his spirit to salvation; as he was catholic and suicide is a sin within the Catholic faith.
Materials: Zcorp Powder Stone, nylon rope, rubber cord
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