A Ring With a Hole

Lara Hirst A Ring with a hole

A Ring With a Hole

Lara Hirst

A hollow band of gold, filled with a gold dust, a hole punched into its surface such that it will empty its contents throughout its duration and life as an object, and one value, that of material, shall be lost and replaced by that of another, immaterial in nature.

It is a simple object, quiet and unassuming. It sits on my finger and empties itself of gold dust as I go about my life. It becomes a part of my life. It bleeds the lines between sculpture, jewellery and performance, but remains firmly rooted within the world of art, as an object which speaks without the medium of words - a crafted concept.

18 carat gold; laser sintering; 15.8 mm diameter ,3mm thickness.