Unlikely Companions: The Found Object As Poem


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Collage: Found Objects

This is one installment within the “Found Object As Poem” Series, which features objects found, bartered or traded during my travels. Shown here are two vintage artifacts, paired together as wedding bands. The first ring, made of copper, was issued during the Second World War. The second ring, carved out of whale bone, was made by a sailor. This set of artifacts has an accompanying poem, written for it or around it. This on-going project of penning original poems based on found objects explores the idea of the gift economy, almost a century after anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski first discovered and described the Kula Ring, or Kula ceremonial exchange system, practiced by the Trobriand Islanders. This set of artifacts and accompanying poem may be purchased at USD18,000.

Keywords: Trobriand, Jula, Ring, Sailor, Soldier, Bone, Valentine, War, Wedding, Whale, Copper, Love

Subjects: Love

Styles: Street Art

Mediums: Found Objects


Prints: Love Art Prints, Street Art Art Prints, Found Objects Art Prints

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