Neckpiece: A QUESTION OF GRAVITY. (2004/2021)
Neckpiece: A QUESTION OF GRAVITY
2004; revised in 2021
Pendant: 4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5" (11.4 x 6.3 x 3.8cm)
Cord length: 31" (78.7cm)
Spoons, 19th-century chandelier crystal, indigo-dyed twine, pyrite, steel, 17th-century paper, leather, scissor handle, porcelain dentists' teeth, sea urchin spines, pearls, steel-point engraving, brass, paper, text, soil.
A QUESTION OF GRAVITY came about when I found three spoons in a goodwill that were so worn from use that I was astonished; they were pitted and eroded at the ends dramatically, as if they’d been used in a prison escape. I held the three together to create a niche and this unusual reliquary was off and running. I mounted the teeth as a dentist would in a mouth, by creating metal posts that insert into the porcelain, to be cemented in place.
The twine was indigo-dyed by my good friend Adele Outteridge in Brisbane.
This piece was revived and reconstructed in 2021 after being heavily damaged by Australian Customs in 2016.
All shipping is fully insured.