Digital Bling (2020) 52 x 17 cm. Rope, glass beads, velvet deer hide, beading thread, capacitors, resistors, light-emitting diodes, horse hair, synthetic hair.
The Digital Bling is a confluence of the historical and contemporary. Glass beads or manidoominens which in Anishinaabemowin translates to "little energy or spirt berries" are combined with electronic components (capacitors, resistors, light emitting diodes) to form Great Lakes' floral motifs. Like the glass beads, electronic components control, store and release energy, so there is powerful simile between these two disparate entities.
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