This piece is made with a vintage brass purse's clasp where I have attached various religious pendants collected in different parts of the world. It is not really functional as a purse. It questions materialism and spirituality.
A brooch system attached behind the clasp allows you to wear it on the clothes.
Size: W7 × H6 × L1 cm
My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being.
A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.