A diagnosis can give you freedom and confinement. How does it feel to know your corporeality subscribes to a larger system of organization? What are the pleasures we take in the stable knowledge of self amongst categories larger than ourselves? Does the real even see or understand disorder, dysfunction? Or is its awareness much like your vision of the most enlightened meditator: relaxed, non-judgemental, witnessing what is present.
The Sinthome is a link that binds together the three rings of the borromean knot. Each ring represents an order of the psyche: The real, the symbolic, and the imaginary. They constitute subjectivity, and bound together, the way subjectivity is formed in and by the world. Language and images create a sense of the self that we use to identify ourselves and others, within known categories, recognizable traits, and diagnosed maladies. The Sinthome collection plays with the idea of becoming aware of this bind, and making movements, interactions, and expressions that undo it. Who are you in your REAL: before representation, reflection, and symbolization?
I create objects that experiment with form and function, allowing the wearer to re-awaken an awareness of the interplay between themselves and their surroundings. Jewelry is a poignant and beautiful way to interface this experience: it sits on the skin, directly between the body and the world. Opening up the space of play between the porous boundaries of self and other.