Sunday, 7 June 2009

Ali Forbes


Hold Fast Bar Tape,
bicycle handlebar tape, printed cotton tape, adhesive back.

Steer Head Skull Brooch (from Interactive Jewellery Kit)
7x7cm, steel and enamel paint
Ali Forbes, Jeweller and Object Maker
"Living in Alabama, working as a bicycle messenger and my father’s Meccano and Airfix model kits, the nostalgic aesthetic of the Southern States of America combined with my practical interest in bicycles, mechanical objects, industrial materials and processes, form the basis of this collection of interactive jewellery kits and bicycle-related products."

4 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Funny, I have an old needle package from the twenties I used in an assemblage which has the word "holdfast" imprinted on it. Interesting.

Kayla coo said...

Great creative design.x

Feltbug said...

Susan - I would love to see that - I found some lovely old needle packages recently.

Yes it is great isn't it Kayla coo.

Anonymous said...

these are lovely. was playing with the leather ones in kabiri the other day.
http://blog.kabiri.co.uk/2010/02/southern-american-nostalgia/