to sooth the sting of passion this time

to sooth the sting of passion this time

2013-01-30 Jivan Astfalck

Following the idea of writing together with a voice from another time and culture, partly researched and partly imagined, I wrote, literally hundreds of times, “to sooth the sting of passion this time”, a line written by Sappho in her ode dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. The writing needed to be visibly mine, but spacing, rhythm and scale needed to be constructed when the cad-file was developed. Finally a mould could be made from the RP print and the halves were cast in silver. The stones were professionally set and closing the circle back to where it began I mounted and finished the bangle… this has taught me a very valuable lesson, that after all not much is new in gender politics and neither is ‘making’ getting any easier whatever technology one is using.

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