What makes this wearable object hold so much sentimental value and emotional connection? At a fundamental level it was a culmination of sterling silver scraps that were heated, once it was in a molten state it was pour into a mould. It was cooled, cleaned and ready to wear.
Does the emotional connection develop merely with time? With the habit of wearing it each day? The proximity to the body? Or is it that the object tracks the wearer’s actions? All these factors in one way or another result in damage to the wearable object. We continuously wear the object, but at what cost?
Through this year, and my Honours degree, I will be conducting an experiment: to track and document the narrative of a wearable object. Examining the effects of time, action and proximity on to a set rings in a variety of materials.
The first ring that will be created is from 24 carat gold. The inherent softness of the material will invite the development of the narrative of the object to be obvious and fast tracked, due to the short amount of time I have to conduct the experiment.
I will wear the rings constantly and each week the rings will be documented to watch the evolution of damage.