"Fingerbone" (A Re-collection )


Copper with patina, fossilized finger bone, waxed thread, sterling letters.

2" x 2"


Joycelyn Merchant © 1989








Made with a bone found at a flea market. Someone collected it, attached it to a little white card and wrote these words on it. I wanted to make a more permanent place for the bone and the words. So I carefully sawed out each letter freehand and hard soldered each one individually to the copper background, no easy task. Then I sewed the bone to the metal background as it had been on the card.

This piece is the first in my "re-collection" series.



Joycelyn Merchant