Photo Credit: E. Beckmann
Method: Cotton yarn, wound and knotted around two sizes of non-precious metal chain. Cotton highlighted with enamel paints. Plastic clasp linked with hand-stitched, vintage, unbleached Chinese silk. Found objects: Large metal pendant found at Beam Farm on 28/11/04. Gold-coloured hoop found in the visitor car park at the foot of the mound (c.1064) that Cliffords Tower (c.1245) stands on; outside York Castle Museum, which was the debtors prison in 1705. It is a replica, of Roman jewellery displayed in the Museum, which is sold in the Museum shop (maker unknown). The title JuJu is the nickname of the man the neckpiece was made for, and it is also a branch of voodoo. This neckpiece is a hybrid of associations. It suggests an archaeological find, while incorporating very contemporary materials and objects.
cotton, enamel paint, found objects, plastic clasp, vintage un-bleached silk, non-precious metal