The artist uses sterling silver and reclaimed Comfy Perch, a cotton material used as a perch in bird cages, to create this necklace, a statement on repetitive movements and activities of caged animals. On occasion Faris will incorporate materials found in her parrot's cage.
From the artist: "When removed from what is intended/natural and stripped of privilege one must find ways of soothing the mind. A caged non-human may pace or repeatedly chew wood, and a dis-eased human may pace or saw metal. Rhythmic and repetitive movements encourage introspective or creative thinking. As a maker I have adopted this practice and find that it eases the mind when the body is testing and acting as a reminder of impermanence. I am drawn to the simplest technique of sawing/piercing as I find that I am able to forget about the process in the same way that some individuals may forget about the breath."
*Measurements above are for each individual link of the necklace.
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Shadow Themes, R|R Gallery, September 8-October 16, 2016