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David Bielander: ripsnorter

Exhibition  /  11 Oct 2011  -  05 Nov 2011
Published: 11.10.2011
Gallery Funaki
Management:
Katie Scott
David Bielander. Necklace: Würgeschlange (blue python), 2011. Titanium, silver. Photograph by Dirk Eisel. David Bielander
Necklace: Würgeschlange (blue python), 2011
Titanium, silver
Photograph by Dirk Eisel
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Intro
A two and a half meter python is surely a ripsnorter, so long as she is a piece of jewellery. It took nearly five years to get her right: how to transform a lifesize python into a necklace?

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David Bielander
A two and a half meter python is surely a ripsnorter, so long as she is a piece of jewellery. It took nearly five years to get her right: how to transform a lifesize python into a necklace?

Her movement; snuggling around your neck, her weight, her colour.

I aim to walk that fine line between making something simple enough that one unavoidably recognizes, that simultaneously requires a fair conscious effort to get beyond the obvious, and at the same time to be abstract enough that it allows a shift to happen, that the piece becomes something altogether new when it unpredictably connects with you.

Her official name has to be German for once: “Würgeschlange”... “würgen” (choking): what a beautiful word, almost onomatopoeic.

David Bielander
September 2011
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