Black – the colour of extremes. It has the unique ability to provoke powerfully opposing forces and is the colour most richly steeped in symbolism and superstition. It is both the favourite colour

Historically, the Renaissance Cassone (or Hope Chest) was a symbol of both virtue and sexual secrecy, for a woman to live successfully within the parameters of society and marriage. Take that idea, and bring it forward 500 years (or so), to create a visual reference for contemporary women living in a modern society. Experience and secrecy visually told in the hope of filling a contemporary chest with wisdom.

Joanne Piper, “I told her everything I know about love and she still she wants to go through with it”, 2012, brooch, 925 silver, steel, salt, perspex

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Joanne Piper, the long now, 2013, personal objects, ABS plastic, electronic components

Historically, the Renaissance Cassone (or Hope Chest) was a symbol of both virtue and sexual secrecy, for a woman to live successfully within the parameters of society and marriage. Take that idea, and bring it forward 500 years (or so), to create a visual reference for contemporary women living in a modern society. Experience and secrecy visually told in the hope of filling a contemporary chest with wisdom.

Joanne Piper, “I told her everything I know about love and she still she wants to go through with it”, 2012, brooch, 925 silver, steel, salt, perspex




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