PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Presenting the Aficionado Studios "Tools for Sophistication"
2 ½ x 3 ½ x ¾”
Bronze, Sterling Silver, Leather, Cubic Zirconia, Vintage Cigarettes
Photo by artist
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
Curator: Erika Uzman
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