Prosperity Pills

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A chronic pain condition which manifested itself early last year led to an extensive period of self-analysis and self-expression. I wanted not only to document my pains and emotions but to work from and record the extent of the daily painkillers I consume. However, most importantly, my aim has been to create a positive outcome, working on an object capable of holding hope and belief for myself in the form of a personal amulet.

Experiencing the pain over the last year, I have been collecting my empty medicine blister packets to document this period of time. From very early on I had the intention to cast the negative from each and every consumed pill, in silver, as a reward; to see whether it is possible through personal exploration to self-create an amulet and in turn to create amulets for others to improve well-being, using their current beliefs and self-confidence. Through a strenuous, exhausting but rewarding personal journey, which at times became a technical burden, it has become a personal amulet, an outcome that was not always certain. Through my passionate attachment to the piece, I can see it has worked and I have learnt a lot from the experience to carry forward. I am also developing this project to work with women from Endometriosis UK to see whether modern day amulets can be made for women without prior beliefs to aid wellbeing.

In turn, it has taken its own journey through time, changing and adapting to its environment. Throughout, the pill’s appearance has never changed but the execution has. Initially it was to be a twelve meter long necklace and now it is an adaptive changeable piece incorporating jewellery, sculpture, items of reassurance and dynamic, salutary objects.

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