Charles Wisseman, Mixed Media Artist

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text block jewelry

Next entry in the cubic foot of art project-- textblock jewelry set. I took a discarded pulp paperback romance novel, impregnated it with epoxy, cut it into blocks, and made earrings and a necklace. A block from a thicker book makes a ring ( which my wife says is pretty clunky, but she modelled, anyway). The necklace has 26 blocks, so it could represent the alphabet and double as a librarian’s prayer beads. Lots of religions have prayer beads, but none seem to use 26. (Islam 99, Buddhist and Hindu 108 or 27, Baha’i 95 or 19, Anglican 33, catholic 54 (+5), orthodox 100, 50, or 33. (Wikipedia). Old romance persists as an accessory, or as an aid to higher love?
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