Power.
Innate power – strong, visceral, raw; power misused, misdirected, abused; people power, influence, authority, coercion. For centuries, power has been wielded on the world stage by charismat

With time, energy and anxious moments, I plan, scheme, fantasise; painting vivid mental pictures, lingering lovingly over the details. But how would I prepare for the worst? Is fear better than hope? This series of ‘pocket pieces’ bear the weight of impossible decisions cradled by the mystery, and blind optimism of hope. Made to be held, they carry a private question to which only the wearer knows the answer.

Danielle Butters, two cargoes, 2012, neck/pocket piece, sterling silver, silicone

40 weeks, 280 days, 6,720 hours, 403,200 minutes, 24,192,000 seconds. Two humans living under one skin. Decisions bear gravity and consequences. Materials take on monumental importance. A collage of juxtaposed emotions, catalogued in flour, water, wax, silk and sand. Given time, a humble grain of sand can form a pearl.

Danielle Butters, 40 weeks, give or take, 2013, installation/neckpiece, beach sand from my morning walk, organic wheat flour, filtered water, hand-dyed silk.

With time, energy and anxious moments, I plan, scheme, fantasise; painting vivid mental pictures, lingering lovingly over the details. But how would I prepare for the worst? Is fear better than hope? This series of ‘pocket pieces’ bear the weight of impossible decisions cradled by the mystery, and blind optimism of hope. Made to be held, they carry a private question to which only the wearer knows the answer.

Danielle Butters, two cargoes, 2012, neck/pocket piece, sterling silver, silicone


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