Elevated Water-Memory ring (LI.2020.47)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Meron Wolde

Title

Elevated Water-Memory ring
Elevated Water-Memory ring (round)
Elevated Water-Memory ring

Date

2018
2018
2020

Materials and techniques

100 % Recycled sterling silver

Object number

LI.2020.47

Credit

Meron Wolde, Elevated Water-Memory ring #3, 2018
Meron Wolde, Elevated Water-Memory ring #5, 2020
Meron Wolde, Elevated Water-Memory ring #2, 2018

Maker's statement

These pieces are part of the Water-Memory collection showing a variety of beautiful patterns, passed through the same process with different outcomes.
Water can be seen to retain a memory – a unique pattern can be found in each drop from a body of water like DNA. The human body is made up of 70% water. If each human tear drop holds a unique personal memory, then we are globally connected by water which is on an infinite journey.
These elevated oval and round shaped discs have their own DNA. Each piece is created using an unpredictable texturing technique, the dramatic texture contrasts with the burnished edges which sit elevated on the hand. Some more elaborate, others subtle and delicate, with visible imperfections on the reverse side. All pieces are made from 100 % recycled silver.