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Conscious Object: Women and Children First

Conscious Object: Women and Children First

Faceted coral, glass beads, silk thread

With kind permission of Ms. de Kok

Dimensions variable

2009

Conscious Object necklaces are created with hidden meaning by translating letters and selected texts using Morse code. I meticulously bead the patterns by using Morse code’s dots and dashes, transforming something that is heard into something that is felt on the body. A dash of sound becomes a line in space. A dot becomes Lapis Lazuli. The glass beads and semi-precious stones are often vintage or repurposed, and lend themselves to the message of each piece. Each strand is hand made and inspired by long-standing traditions of creating jewelry that has significant meaning.

Each necklace has its own serial number and is part of a limited edition unless otherwise noted. Commissions accepted by appointment. 

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Women and Children First

It’s always been so.

This makes it worse.

Women and children first.

 

First to be hurt

Last to be nursed.

It’s always been so.

 

When rumour stalks

First to be cursed.

And worse.

 

Turned out, inside out.

Only safe in the hearse.

Women and children first.

 

Ingrid de Kok

Meditation as Action as Drawing as Performance

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Conscious Object: Women and Children First

Faceted coral, glass beads, silk thread

With kind permission of Ms. de Kok

Dimensions variable

2009

Conscious Object necklaces are created with hidden meaning by translating letters and selected texts using Morse code. I meticulously bead the patterns by using Morse code’s dots and dashes, transforming something that is heard into something that is felt on the body. A dash of sound becomes a line in space. A dot becomes Lapis Lazuli. The glass beads and semi-precious stones are often vintage or repurposed, and lend themselves to the message of each piece. Each strand is hand made and inspired by long-standing traditions of creating jewelry that has significant meaning.

Each necklace has its own serial number and is part of a limited edition unless otherwise noted. Commissions accepted by appointment. 

...

 

Women and Children First

It’s always been so.

This makes it worse.

Women and children first.

 

First to be hurt

Last to be nursed.

It’s always been so.

 

When rumour stalks

First to be cursed.

And worse.

 

Turned out, inside out.

Only safe in the hearse.

Women and children first.

 

Ingrid de Kok

Meditation as Action as Drawing as Performance

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still

Not To Speak Is To Speak

Meditation As Action As Drawing As Performance
December 30, 2009
Sitting on Rosenclaire’s Soapboxes in front of the National Gallery
Cape Town, South Africa

Beading meditation of the phrase “Not To Speak Is To Speak,
Not To Act Is To Act" 

(See also Conscious Object)

Project Link
youtu.be/cnoaI3BC88A

 

Conscious Object: Women and Children First
Meditation as Action as Drawing as Performance
Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still
Not to Speak is to Speak, Video Still