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Craft Mart ~ Nov 8 (6pm - 11pm) & Nov 9 (11am - 7pm) ~ Hamilton Artists Inc. ~ 155 James Street North, Hamilton
Halifax Crafters Society Winter Market ~ Nov 30 & Dec 1 ~ Olympic Community Centre ~2304 Hunter Street, Halifax
City of Craft ~ Dec 14 & 15 ~ The Theatre Centre ~ 1087 & 1095 Queen Street West, Toronto

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I put the bling in Fear and Trembling

This is one of the necklaces that make up Protect Ya Neck - a collection of four pieces I've submitted to the Love and Money group exhibition that goes down at the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery this Thursday, December 16th, and runs until the end of the month. The show is in conjunction with City of Craft (which is this weekend!), and curated by the most awesome Tara Bursey. You'll just have to go to the show to see the rest of 'em, but I might share one more with you by the end of the week. Here's an interview I did with Tara for the City of Craft blog, which - I hope - will kinda explain my project. I won't go into too much detail about this particular piece, but the text is of course taken from the title of Kierkegaard's existential meditation on faith and ethics written in 1843. I studied Philosophy for four years and I don't remember a goddamn thing. Except for Fear and Trembling. This book instilled in me such a clear and magical understanding of the nature of faith and love and the absurdity of both, a paradigm shift if ever there was one for a nineteen-year-old knittah. And when I pulled my tattered copy out the other day to get all pumped up for making this piece, I found this in the preface: Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid. Word up! Love and Money, indeed.

2 comments:

Darren O'Donnell said...

nice

leah b said...

once again, your stuff is amazing.

this particular piece, too, because i feel the exact same way about my philosophy degree and kierkegaard.

i wish i was in toronto to see the show...