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james and i made these necklaces. james grew the crystals on the organic material we found at the park near our house. then he used a dremel to make holes in the acorn-ish thingies. then i turned them into necklaces. our ‘pallbearers’ wore the necklaces during the performance @ threads wearable art fashion show. we gave the necklaces to our ‘pallbearers’, steve, devyn, anthony, iloire, amanda and to our model, rosalie. james and amanda were also helped carry the piece and we gave a necklace to amanda too.
UnderCovers: A Bespoke Burial Blanket.
We present a prototype of bespoke burial shrouds. An organic biodegradable coffin replacement, custom designed for each client and handmade to reflect who they are and how they want to return to the earth/afterlife.
Cotton :: Vegetable ::The Fabric of Life :: Crocheted organic cotton makes up the majority of the shroud enveloping the body in a biodegradable blanket; this material represents the everyday.
Wool :: Animal :: The Spiritual :: Running the length of the body, naturally dyed purple wool acts as the tie that binds; connecting the shroud to itself and enclosing the body, This material represents life’s spiritual journey.
Crystal :: Mineral :: The Beyond :: Crystals are grown along the length of the wool, each crystal is the marriage of earth and sky formed through a process of transfiguration as a super-saturated heated liquid crystal solution loses energy and seeks its desired geometry along the wool. :: Tichenor, Tichenor, Mayoff :: UnderCovers::