40 days 40 necklaces – day 12, “framed”

Day 12. Framed. Upcycled wood frames, found lego piece, paint. © Blandine Hallé 2015
Day 12. Framed. Upcycled wood frames, found Lego piece, brass, paint. © Blandine Hallé 2015

This piece was inspired by Otto Kunzli’s 1984 Beauty gallery serie: “Susi, Andrea and Sabine” that I saw recently at the wonderful jewellery exhibition A Fine Possession currently showing at the Powerhouse museum in Sydney until 22 May 2016.

Otto Kunzli. From the Beauty gallery serie: Susi, Andrea and Sabine. Germany 1984
Otto Kunzli. From the Beauty gallery serie: Susi, Andrea and Sabine. Germany 1984

My personal interpretation is that we are “framed” into a certain thinking and behaviour through our familial, social and cultural experiences. Also, our perception of others is “framed” by those same experiences. All my life has been very marked by experiences of absence and death – hence the black colour. Play also had a important role throughout my life, and this symbolised by the red Lego piece. Creating artwork, like this piece, is a form of play.

Mon interprétation personnelle est que nous sommes “cadrés” à penser et à nous comporter d’une certaine manière en fonction de nos expériences familiales, sociales et culturelles. Egalement, notre perception des autres est aussi « cadrée » par ces mêmes expériences. Toute ma vie a été très marquée par des expériences d’absence et de mort – d’où la couleur noire. Le jeu a aussi joué un rôle important tout au long de ma vie, et cela est symbolisé par la pièce de Lego rouge. Créer une œuvre d’art, comme celle-ci, est une forme de jeu.

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