A contemplation of how antlers are used for personal vanity (home decor) and medicine, at the deer expense of animals.
Resin, fabric cord, metal findings
Anti-Antler is a slight mockery and ironic rhetoric on how deer are constantly hunted for their antlers; be it for Chinese herbal medicine or decorative art pieces. It is also a timely reminder that questions the progress of civilisation as antlers were used since ancient times to make tools and weapons.
In this collection, antlers are recreated in resin, through a tedious hand-sculpting and hand-casting process. One piece of necklace takes approximately 3 days to complete.
Colours are named after famours deer, such as Blitzen and Rudolph, who are Santa’s Reindeers, and Bullwinkle and Bambi, both of whom are characters from cartoons.
Modelled into wax masters – sculpted by hand