Monday, November 16, 2009

"7 Eccles Street" Featured in the JJQ!

My necklace, "7 Eccles Street" is featured in the latest edition of the James Joyce Quarterly (vol. 46 iss. 1) on pg. 18.

Thanks to Mary O'Toole for her mention of my blog in her report on Bloomsday at the JJQ this summer!

Works in Progress

Here are some of my works in progress (forgive the pun)...
"Ulysses":The Hours
This necklace will be made up of various found watchfaces set to the different times of day when the episodes take place. Painted or written on each watchface will be a phrase from the episode itself with one word repeating throughout the piece--yes, yes, yes.
Citation Necklace and Earrings
A funny little set that I can make to order based on your favorite one-line passage (I may even attempt to make a keychain too. Not sure). This is probably my least artist Joyce creation but an amusing one.

A much more whimiscal creation in the works--comprised of "house" beads and wire.

Three enwtined strands of red beads (blood like as the techne of the episode is circulation/navigation). The large piece upon which everything is mounted is a computer circuit board onto which I will attach a compass, a picture from Coleridge's illustrated Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Gustave Dore, the time of the episode (1 am), and of course the name "M 'Intosh."

Newspaper beads (down the right side) and newspaper constructed and shaped into a wind-like mass (on the left). I will be selecting headlines from the episode and superimposing them atop the newsprint.

The first two words of the beginning episode, "Stately, plump" and a tiny Martello Tower bead

"Seaside Girls"
A mixture of shell, lettered beads, and twine


The cyclopean narrative eye, the Citizen represented by a green shamrock, and of course, merry drunkeness embodied in a beer bottle bead