The project has been created by Chris Massey who is doing a BA in Fine Arts at RMIT in Gold & Silversmithing. He’s looking at participatory artworks, as well as combining different practices like integrating ceramics and jewelry; So this project looks at both of those aspects. He has created 40 individual, sterling silver and ceramic rings – The rings are to be given away to friends and strangers, But these participants don’t get to keep the rings… Instead they have to give the ring away to someone else, and in return tell Chris to whom and why they are giving the ring away.
That night I had one of those vivid dreams that seem oh so real *I don’t get these very often.* Basically the gist of it was that I somehow managed to score one of these rings and I sent it to my friend Laura who has gone home to Spain.
I decided I was gonna try my hardest to somehow be one of the forty people who got one of these rings – So I followed the group and got all the info and then went and hung around the Rose street markets last Sunday. And you know what?
I actually managed to get my hands on one! … Actually, the second to last one left! So right now it is in the post on the way to Spain (Though unfortunately I wasn’t very onto it at the post shop and didn’t specify fast post like I was supposed to – Lets hope because its small it only takes a few weeks and not until Christmas to turn up!)
I also added a little something extra in Laura’s parcel : A couple of wee postcard size paintings. One for her to keep, and one to pass on to someone else – I really do love this idea of passing on happiness, who knows maybe they’ll do the same thing too!