ISABELLA BEDLINGTON

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Contemplating the Afterlife

Through my practice, I have considered the role of the afterlife in our earthly existence. I am interested in people’s relationships with death and how we deal with the one certain thing that will happen to us all. My visual inspiration began with a jade ring-shaped object called Bi. Bi is an ancient Chinese artefact often used as a burial object to assist the deceased in their journey to the afterlife.

For myself, the ideology of an afterlife is routed in time. Lives, how many of them are unknown, pivot around time. The cyclic nature of the torus in my collection represents the cycle of death and rebirth that all material things undergo. Each torus has its own individual story told through intricate patterns and textures, each its own version of the afterlife. I use the act of meticulously creating each detail repeatedly as a meditation that brings a timelessness to the making process, mirroring the ongoing journey of an afterlife.

Materiali: Oxidised Sterling Silver, 999 Gold. Hand-made granulation.

 

 


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