Secure / Possess - Etched Earrings
gold mirror perspex
65mm x 20mm
These earrings were created alongside the large scale gilded sculpture Death of Prosperity. The text is a direct reference to The quote ‘You will never possess the soil, You will never be secure’ inverts the philosophy of colonist Edward gibbon Wakefield ‘Possess yourself of the soil and you will be secure’. The inversion of the text critiques the idea of ownership and what it means to be secure with late capitalism. using the same Perspex you can take a piece of the work home with you.
Supporting Merchandise for Death of Prosperity Exhibition
Link to Exhibition Info: https://www.artgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/id/1749
About the artist
Born and raised in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, of Niuean and Pakeha descent Darcell graduated with a Masters in Art and Design from Auckland University of Technology in 2013 and is now based in Tauranga. Her practice explores perceptions of the Pacific body through identification within the social climate of New Zealand and the Pacific. Darcell’s practice is interested in exploring identity in relation to legacy and storytelling, and ideas around how the body operates in social and cultural contexts.
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