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Shape shifter Pendant

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posted on 2023-05-26, 13:18 authored by Rohan NicolRohan Nicol
Shape shifter pendant continues my ongoing interest in taking familiar domestic objects and shifting how they function on a range of levels. The utility of this domestic stainless steel cooking knife is altered from function to adornment. This enables me to orchestrate a curious tension between the object, the wearer and the viewer that elicit attention. I present a notion of ‘Jewel-ness’ or power that emanates directly from the blade, its altered state, and the tangible knowledge we all have of what it symbolises and can do. It is quite extraordinary feeling to put this work on and feel what it is like wear a knife as pendant. It is literally charged with power. Is it dangerous? Will it cut the rope? What does it mean?

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School of Creative Arts and Media

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Part of the international exhibition: 'Swords into Ploughshares: Knives into Jewels', UK 2023

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