Bracelet

About this object

Cultural context

contemporary art

Iconographic meaning

Bracelet is part of a set of jewelry that collectively depict a family narrative about the artist's grandfather, Fred Cook, who caught a whale in his fishing net and set it free rather than allowing it to be captured. See file for full story as stated by the artist. The narrative also demonstrates the artist's respect for wildlife.

Physical description

Six-sided bracelet (a) has a central image on each side. The sides are square in shape and are attached to the next side with a hinge. One of the squares has a half-circle cut out of the metal. The catch (b) for the bracelet extends above the bracelet. The catch is pin-like in shape, with a flat narrow body and a rounded moonstone set into the head of the catch. Artist inscription on back.