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Titre : Chant à la Déesse - Song to the Goddess
Material : Sterling silver, brass, copper and pure gold
Dimensions (flat) : 39 x 12 inches (100cm x30cm)
Year of creation : 2006 but Lifting and improved in 2008
Cost : 4300$
Karine has imagined a hip ornament which was inspired by the gaudy scarves worn by baladi dancers. It is intended to be worn around the waist and is composed of a trellis of silver thread upon which a series of superimposed metal discs click suggestively to the movements of the dancer’s body. These metal discs are embossed with original motifs and stamped with lettering that contains a burning and ecstatic song of desire addressed to the goddess Aphrodite who would not have displeased Sapho.
In this work, Karine is continuing her two year long exploration of the technique of K**-Boo. The metal discs in silver, copper or brass are decorated with foliate motifs in pure gold and are set by means of this Korean process which uses thermic shock to fix metals. Since a patina of different colours is applied to the brass and copper, the result provides an entirely original chromatic effect