To mark e.g.etal’s 25th anniversary, a collection of e.g.etal artists have each created a piece of jewellery that exists at the intersection of defiance and desire. These are beautiful, covetable objects that also challenge the wearer and push at the boundaries of what jewellery can be.
In this neckpiece, Justine investigates the weight of desires in varying guises – and how they can tangle you up. This five metre long oversized necklace uses fibre optic glass beads and handmade silver components to spell out synonyms for desire in morse code: love, inclination, aching, avidity, yearning, thirst, hankering, longing, lusted, lust, wish, pining, craving, aspiration, fancy, fervour, covet, need, yen. These desires are coded with their meanings hidden and subverted, thus taming them, with the wearer able to layer and use them to ornament the body.
Pieces from this collection will be shipped at the conclusion of the exhibition (from 23rd November, 2023)