Renee Ugazio- « Buff » serie
« At the core of this work is the relationship between body and object, the process of wearing and the lifespan of the object. In the case of Spin, the appropriation of elements of the polishing wheel introduces another layer, that of informed knowledge and the role that plays in understanding an art object. To fully understand these works one has to understand the origin of the object and how it is used by the craftsperson.
When one uses a polishing wheel it spins and wears away at the surface of the object and in wearing away it takes with it the surface of that object. By using the wheel in jewellery the wheel functions in the same way, only the wearer is both object and wearer. On the inside the wheel wears against the wearer, on the outside it bears witness to the environment impressing itself on the artefact. The wearing and the change in the artefact through this is a process of creation in itself. Thus wearer becomes object, wearer and artist.
The organic life cycle of the object is entirely dependant on the degree of wear. This reinforces the dialogue between object and wearer, juxtaposing the unrelenting constance of human life and the entirely dependant life cycle of the artifact. »
Renee Ugazio-« Spin » serie bracelets
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