Body Modification

Student: Alexndra Ambur
Course: Art Metal I, Art 224
Program: TAD

This bracelet is designed to modify the body.  On the inside, are six hallow pillows of metal that have each of my immediate family members fingerprints etched into them.  Those fingerprints were then soldered onto an inch wide band of nickel.  On the outside of the bracelet I riveted an etched piece of new gold with the lyrics “you make me happy when skies are grey.”  When wearing the bracelet, they are physically carrying these family members with them.  When taken off the etch of the fingerprint leaves an imprint in the skin, so when the wearer takes the bracelet off they are still carrying the family members around on their wrist.  This allows them to always keep their family close in mind and body.