Of the three cities I have visited for the You Are (the) Here project thus far, Dresden was the hardest one in which to find a representative subject. This was partly due to the close proximity of my hotel to most of the sites I was interested in seeing, which resulted in a reduced scope of experience. The Green Vault, New Green Vault and Armory were within a block of each other and flanked by other delightful collections of decorative arts. The fact that Dresden was nearly destroyed by an Allied bombing in February of 1945 meant that this city’s rich history is somewhat belied by relatively recent reconstruction. What would serve as a reminder of my experience of Dresden? What object’s likeness might be used to create a handmade, personal souvenir of this city? The thing that stood out to me, over and over, was the contrast of old and new stones used in the reconstruction of historic edifices. In a cropped view, these patchworks of dark and light create a minimalist grid of contrasts. In reality they are the perfect representation of a city that had to rebuild from almost nothing in some places. I found the story of the Frauenkirche particularly moving. Computer-imaging technologies were used to place the remaining stones in their original locations in time for the city’s 800th birthday. 

 

In all I plan to make six broaches representing various brick compositions that I photographed around town. I will use engraved cross-hatched lines to depict the darker stones. 

 




I only found one additional urban element that seemed to want to be a piece of jewelry:

Don't you think this grating wants to be a bracelet?

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