The Carats ‘round my Neck

I grew up in Västerbotten in the north of Sweden. One of the things I proudly speak about when I tell about my birthplace is a red berry called “åkebär”. It is extremely tasty but very rare. In the project “the Carats ‘round my Neck I have been thinking about how people react when finding treasures. Whether it is when discovering a hidden spot with åkebär, an oilfield or a gold deposit the pure happiness of finding something valuable and the pride of showing it to the rest of the world easily can change into gluttony, greed and irrational behaviour trying to keep it all to yourself. I wanted the pieces to have a sense of beauty but also create a notion of something else, an uncertainty that there might be another side to discover.

The Carats round my Neck, necklace Karin Roy Andersson

Necklace: The Carats ’round my Neck I, 2014, corn, thread, paint, 30 x 25 x 3.5 cm

The Carats round my Neck, bracelet Karin Roy Andersson

Bracelet: The Carats ’round my Neck II, 2014, corn, thread, paint, titanium, 9.5 x 10 x 5 cm