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This Barbie Bracelet is one of three bracelets as a small group that goes with the Golden Girls fruit crate label.
Isn't Barbie the iconic Golden Girl. The other bracelets are Mrs. Fields and Jazzercise. Each bracelet represents an iconic product of California.
Currently, I am in the middle of a Three year series of work called, Bermaid, the California Collection. The three-dimensional fruit crate labels and bracelets are constructed from recycled tin cans providing layers of images and symbolism. The images and repurposing of post consumer material to construct the fruit crate labels and bracelets reflect upon California as both the archetypal consumer culture and a leader in the recycling movement and green design.
Fruit crate labels were actually invented by California growers as an early 20th century promotional image for California produce. The fruit crate labels symbolically convey the fertility of California’s bountiful agricultural industry of fruits and vegetables. Orchards once covered broad areas of California, but but now, California also blooms with inventions and technology ventures. The bracelets symbolize the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of California exporting ideas and products from its fertile valleys.