The Victim actually has two pieces of jewelry acting as clues. The main piece is a necklace with three double-sided pendants in the front and one double sided pendant in the back. All of the pendants are black acrylics that have been laser etched, with white crayon and white paint to accent the etchings. The three front ones have a general outline of a person’s head and torso, with stab wounds in various locations on the neck and chest. Just as in the story, “The bodies discovered almost every morning in the streets or within houses all bore the same death wound: a dagger thrust to the heart which, according to the doctors, must have killed so quickly and surely that the victim, incapable of making a sound, must have dropped to the ground at once” (Hoffmann, 26). On the reverse, are details of each victim; where they were found, stabbed, and what is missing. I have assigned each victim a different piece of jewelry that is missing on the body when their families identify them. At the same time, the audience discovers that pieces of jewelry are found at the scene of the crime; a cameo, a loose sapphire, and loose pearls. The back pendant is a bull’s eye that hangs half way down the back. This effectively makes the wearer the next “target” on the murderer’s list. The second piece that the Victim wears is a very large and ostentatious engagement ring. This ring would catch anyone’s eye, especially the murderer.

Views: 39

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated…"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated…"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CRAFT: CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN   Become part of our curated selection of contemporary makers presenting their beautiful handmade pieces to the trade in January.   At Top Drawer, we understand the importance of uniqueness in designers…"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Contemporary art exhibition opens at Stonehenge   Conversations in Making is the first contemporary art exhibition at Stonehenge Visitor Centre, and features 40 silver and copper vessels made by applied artist Linda Brothwell. It will be open…"
Monday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service