Ring crafted from sterling silver, smoked quartz, citrine and topaz. This piece measures 4 L x 3.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021. Size 7-9.5
Camp, once a manifestation of power and protest is now merely decorative accoutrements. In the capitalist environment of constant consumption, Camp rediscovers the rubbish of history, bringing back objects considered nonsense or bad taste. It first resisted definition because it could only exist in a debate between the rich, the powerful, and the beautiful – and the marginalized oppressed. When Camp enters the mainstream in such a fashion at the Met Gala in 2018, it disconnected the aesthetic style from the power it engaged. Those marginalized can no longer use Camp as a means of restoring their autonomy in society.
I moulded and replicated a plastic chain imitation link. These components refer to the Pop culture and the taste for groovy accessories. Referring to my own making process, I created the rings following the material’s reactions. The contrast between the silver roughness and the gemstone preciousness suggests the conversation between the powerful and the marginalized oppressed.