Thursday, February 25, 2010

white work

Amulets for Osiris (2009) 18 carat gold, electronic shrink wrap,
door bell buzzer parts, brass conductors, gold plated brass

Another archival photography moment, now when there's still ample sunshine outdoors. I made these earrings / objects as a part of our gold project (RMIT, Sarah Ross) mid last year, playfully interpreting ancient Egyptian jewellery in contemporary materials as my theme. Osiris lived in the darkness of the underworld – these were imagined amulets for bringing light in. The circular form which repeats through each piece is the oldest known symbol for the Sun.

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