This sculpture is a commentary about wedding photo albums which always show perfect harmony, and idealized expectations of marital perfection. The red jewel is bezel set from a vintage waffle iron.
The exterior shell is constructed using copper sheet and wire. It is not a found object.
The exterior is nickel-plated. The interior waffle iron grid is from a vintage waffle iron polished to perfection as an aluminum grid. The back is engraved and stamped. The interior is quilted satin fabric with embroidery, and brass photo corners (look like the paper photo corners used to hold photos in an album). Steel springs refer to bed springs.
2" height x 8.5" circumference when closed and about 19" tall when open.
Available for exhibition or purchase.
Retail Price: $4,000
© Harriete Estel Berman, 1982