Frangere (Demeter)

Joy BC
Frangere (Demeter) , 2022
18kt recycled yellow gold with champagne, honey and white diamonds pendant & handmade chain
4 cm length pendant; 40 cm length chain (adjustable)
Edition of 7 plus 1AP
Unique within the series
Signed and numbere

Demeter (Ceres), the green goddess of plants and fruits, agriculture and fertility. ‘Rich-haired Demeter…lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits (Homeric hymn to Demeter). Demeter is a very old goddess, who’s name means ‘earth-mother’.

“My ‘Ruin-Lust’ works explore the allure and fascination of ruins. Recalling lost civilizations, and certain demise of our own. The also give rise to dreams of futures born from destruction and decay. Many of the surviving artefacts from ancient Rome and Greece are no longer intact. Sculpted images, for example, are missing limbs or facial features. These losses reflect their personal history. They are also an intrinsic part of their beauty and continuing appeal. The slow picturesque decay and abrupt apocalypse ruins are both captivating and beguiling. This piece in particular is celebrating breakages, failures, scars and stress lines. These works survived centuries, broken, missing parts, and yet they retained their enigmatic presence. Their breakages somehow make them even more beautiful.” Joy BC


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