EAST WEST NORTH SOUTH
folded digital print of an old map of Istria
Lockets express what it means to be human in absolutely distinct terms. They celebrate what it means to love, and to honor. They mark what it means to remember and to mourn. In this way, lockets and charms offer us a window to our past.
Perfect Parents is a project questioning the possible existance of an arrangement described by the phrase ¨Perfect Parents¨.
The form of a pendant necklace was chosen because it implies a deep conection and personal relationship that a person has with his or hers family. You hold the dearest and the most precious (or the most scariest?) near your hearth, in a pendant or a locket.
As children, we tend to be strongly assured that our parents are in fact perfect. This premises dissipates with time, as we grow up and realize that this kind of perfection is not possible nor even realistic to expect often leaving a trauma or unresolved issues lingering into ones adulthud.
This work playfully deals with the only possible way a relationship can be quidem perfect. One is blinded (and knowingly chooses to be 'blind') and the other cannot speak and thus the possibility of communication of any kind is annulled and in this ways so is the possibility to hurt the other thus making the relationship ¨prefect¨.
silver pendant, digital black and white print