Golden Girl from the California Collection, 2007
Golden Girl from the California Collection, 2007Three bracelets displayed in a custom made wooden fruit crate. Bracelets and fruit crate label constructed from recycled tin containers, 10k gold rivets, aluminum rivets.Dimensions of fruit crate: 6 1/2" H x 16 5/8" W x 6 3/4" DFruit crate label constructed from recycled tin cans, aluminum rivets, 10k gold rivets. Dimensions of label: 5 15/16” H X 16” W X 3/4” D
California Bracelets (sold as a set with wooden fruit crate shown above)"Mrs. Fields," "Jazzercise," and "Barbie" bracelets. Retail Price: $6,850For complete set of three bracelets, and fruit crate with label.
Artist StatementBERMAID, the California CollectionThese bracelets and the fruit label are part of a new series of work constructed from recycled tin cans, cut and riveted with layers of images and symbolism of California. The reuse of post consumer material reflects California as both the ultimate consumer culture and the leader in the recycling movement and green design. The fruit crate symbolically represents the historic fertility of California’s valleys bountiful with fruits and vegetables. Orchards once covered Silicon Valley, but it now blooms with inventions and enterprising ventures. The bracelets symbolize the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of California. California exports ideas as well as products from its fertile valleys.In this case, the Golden Girls of California are Judi Sheppard Missett, inventor of Jazzercise in San Diego, Ca.; Mrs. Fields, inventor of the cookie company franchise which started in Palo Alto, Ca.; and Barbie, the infamous doll and golden girl invented by Ruth Handler which later became Mattel in Southern California.
This Golden Girl fruit crate label constructed from recycled tin cans was inspired by the vintage fruit crate label below.
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