Warnings to be seen, worn, and heard
hand carved discarded traffic cone, plaited deconstructed rope threaded with carved remains
31 x 18.5 x 11.5cm
Warnings to be seen, worn and heard continues my exploration into anthropogenic debris investigated through contemporary jewellery objects, worn to raise awareness for the ecological damage caused by that which we discard. The traffic cone and rope were found discarded in coastal environs and remain a symbol of caution, worn to holler concern in aim to encourage change for the way products are designed, manufactured and consumed. As the pendant is carved into, the material removed during this process is retained not only to refrain from creating more waste, but to reference that while discarded human-made materials are often out of sight out of mind they never completely go away, and in a physical or chemical state will remain long after we are gone as the heirlooms we leave behind us.
Photograph by Pennie Jagiello