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Teeth sink into pure 24 karat gold. Biting is a test of quality leaving behind a trademark of authenticity; chewing is the first step in digestion. To digest is to assimilate, to add to the body, as is to bejewel oneself. This work is a search for authenticity and value in the body through the objects and ideas we attach to it. Each gem starts with a technical drawing by Josh Dallaire printed on plastic then riveted to gold leather. The leather is cut, pierced, burnt, and chewed to fetishistically connect to its bodily origins.

Bite Me Gems Blue
Base Metal, Glass Beads, Magnetic Clasp, Rivets, Gold Leather, Plastic, Ink
18 inches
2009
$120
Bite Me Gems Green
Base Metal, Glass Beads, Magnetic Clasp, Rivets, Gold Leather, Plastic, Ink, Saliva
18 inches
2009
$145
 Bite Me Gems Violet
Base Metal, Glass Beads, Magnetic Clasp, Rivets, Gold Leather, Plastic, Ink
18 inches
2009
$120