Hammering

Thoughts around the function of the jewel and its symbolic value. Hammering is the metal replica of the wooden head of a judge’s hammer. The wearer’s body becomes the handle of this object, a symbol of judicial power, when the judge hits his desk to administer justice. This ring is much too heavy for the wearer to bear its weight and much too narrow to be worn beyond the first phalange. The body becomes an instrument, the attribute of a decision maker. Thus taken into a strange world, the object becomes something else, possibly a sculptural object that invites us to transform the body of the wearer into a judicial tool.

Turned metals, iron, silver, brass, copper, digital photography, Head : 5,8 x 3,5 cm, Photography : 10 x 15 cm, 2015