Andrzej Boss, 2016, Poland


For creating jewellery I use the basic tool of an artist – the fingers. In this piece, the fingers are presented in a recognisable gesture of victory. The message of my work depends on its decorating elements. Does the addition of a precious metal such as gold sublimate the work or does it have an opposite effect? A golden cage can create a sense of isolation and drastic confinement alters the symbolic meaning. With this in mind, this work speaks of a feigned Victory.

Silver, resin, gilded steel, 12×9,5×9,5cm