The Rayograph

Readymades: I Am Who They Were by Ashley Gilreath

In 2011, metal-working artist Ashley Gilreath of Tennessee created “I Am Who They Were,” a necklace of sterling silver and bronze dollhouse frames cast by the artist herself. The images of Gilreath’s ancestors are printed directly onto the glass within each frame. In making the wearable reliquary, Gilreath sought to recreate, after a fashion, the memory of her grandparent’s long staircase, lined by old photographs of their relations.

Unique, symbolic, moving – I absolutely love this idea.

Ashley Gilreath 1

Ashley Gilreath 2

Via Laughing Squid.

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This entry was published on December 12, 2012 at 1:29 PM. It’s filed under Readymades and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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