Deconstructed Portrait

Joy BC
Deconstructed Portrait, 2021
recycled 925 silver, recycled 18kt yellow gold and light brown natural diamonds ring
3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 3 (sold) plus 2 AP’s (1 available)
Unique within the series

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Deconstructed Portrait, 2021
18kt recycled yellow gold with gold mounting and champagne diamonds
3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 3 plus 2 AP’s
Unique within the series

Deconstructed Portrait, 2021
blackened recycled 925 silver, recycled 18kt yellow gold and light brown natural diamonds
3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 3 (last piece) plus 2 AP’s
Unique within the series

Deconstructed Portrait, 2021
18kt white gold, recycled yellow gold with champagne and white diamonds ring
3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 3 plus 2 AP’s
Unique within the series

“I see humans as a force of nature. Always having been attracted by portraiture I have kept a book of drawings of people throughout my life. My own desire of breaking, cutting and collaging propelled this work. This force may seem destructive, however destruction is part of creation.
The portrait was originally based on Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. While investigating my Italian heritage and questioning my fascination with ‘classical’ figurative sculpture, I discovered many of the pieces I had seen in Italy and in British museums were Roman copies. This led me to question: why are ‘classics’ revered so highly, copied and repeated over centuries? Looking into the origins of western literature and art I made some darker discoveries which leant towards the silencing of women. This was not what I expected, and I found it hard as I was so attracted to Venus De Milo and the various copies and iterations by Pistone, Yves Klein and Dali. By deconstructing this portrait, I was challenging my own learnt western ideals of beauty and value systems. I still however am in love with Hellenistic works and in particular the Victory of Samothrace .”

 

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