Rule the world : Queen of all queens, King of all kings
Rule the world! Jewelry to live every deficiency to the fullest extent.
I am honoured to be nominated for the FoC Fellowship and to be part of the exhibition Rule the world at Friends of Charlotta Gallery in Zurich, opening on July 19th 2014. Here you can find the catalog with the participating works: http://www.foc.ch/RULE_THE_WORLD_DOKU.pdf
Queen of all queens / King of all kings
I choose to use a female and a male despot, creating two characters and two scenarios. They both compete for power, adoration, attention and they use the same weapons: the Penis, a symbol of power and dominance. My characters have a lot of insecurities for which they have to overcompensate with decoration and dubious behaviour. The Penis becomes a symbol of desire and the despots see it as the object of their desire. The Penis becomes a cult object.
Queen of all queens carries around a small wooden Penis pendant as a symbol of her dominance over men. It looks modest, unimportant and not too cared for. It is a trophy.
King of all kings carries around a wooden Penis to show he is the biggest, strongest and most precious of all. The piece is carved out of balsa wood and carefully finished. The piece is really easily imprinted if one doesn’t handle it with care, just like the King’s ego. The way it is worn, as a brooch on the shoulder, is disturbing for the wearer as well as for the viewer.
Queen of all queens: pendant, hand carved balsa wood, silver, approximately 9x3x3cm, 2014
King of all kings: brooch, hand carved balsa wood, varnish, silver, steel, approximately 19x5.5x5.5cm, 2014