"According to the online dictionary for Princeton (n.d.), the word ‘fragment’ is defined as a piece broken off - or cut off -
from something else.
A fragment is simply a piece representing an incomplete whole due to the fact that the whole is missing...
- a missing cup or plate ..?
- a missing home ..?
- a missing city ..?
- a missing memory ..?"
Elfi Spiewack, Christchurch
As a response to the Christchurch earthquakes Elfi used the rubble and broken pieces she was surrounded with and added historic texts about the early years of Christchurch, the building of the Cathedral etc, to give them a new meaning or sense by putting them into a new context.
Large Willow China Brooch $700
Sterling silver, china, rubber, stainless steel
Garden City Necklace $1,500
Oxidised sterling silver, carnelian, brick, pearls, stainless steel
Prospects of Canterbury Pendant $650
Oxidised sterling silver, china, coral, cord
Moorhouse Pendant $600
Oxidised sterling silver, china, rubber, carnelian, letter stamp
Photography by Johannes van Kan