GREAT WHITE NORTH EXHIBITION - CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN JEWELLERY
BEST IN SHOW - JOHN CARNES
CONNECTING TO SELF - damscus steel, 14k yellow gold, white diamonds, black diamonds, round diamonds
These rings are based on the fool's errand of "connecting to the self".
Each ring connects to itself. A tension set diamond crystal pinched between what appears to be two pieces of Damascus steel.
The “opposition” of white and black diamonds on either side of each ring further emphasizes the false duality. It seems to me that how each of us copes with the "strange loop" of self
awareness, (and it's accompanying uncertainty, anxiety and false duality) is at the core of our personalities; and that most of our "connections" feed the insatiable need to feel in control.
At least that's what I think.
Cuz it makes me feel good...