Trophy Jewel

The tooth is probably one of the most ancient ornaments. This piece was created in reference into the trophy jewels of Azandes (equatorial Africa) who make necklace with the teeth of their assassinated enemies. This one would look traditionnal and common if it wasn’t for some abnormal teeth in it. Disturbing testimonies of the genetically modified and of the mutations that derive from it, these strange teeth introduce doubt in the mind of the onlooker: To whom belonged these teeth?

China, slip, enamel. 2009

 

Trophy Jewel

The tooth is probably one of the most ancient ornaments. This piece was created in reference into the trophy jewels of Azandes (equatorial Africa) who make necklace with the teeth of their assassinated enemies. This one would look traditionnal and common if it wasn’t for some abnormal teeth in it. Disturbing testimonies of the genetically modified and of the mutations that derive from it, these strange teeth introduce doubt in the mind of the onlooker: To whom belonged these teeth?

China, slip, enamel. 2009