Produced by the the artist in 2018
Carved obsidian, wooden beads with leather cord
Each necklace is unique in a limited series of 10
Each piece has unique markings and varies in stone size. Please inquire for additional photographs and measurements.
About the series:
The Invisibility Faces necklaces are inspired by Jean-Michel Othoniel's obsidian natural stone sculptures displayed upon wood plinths.
These mysterious meteorite-like obsidian sculptures are made of volcanic black glass stones from Armenia. Othoniel arrived at the title for his obsidian series, Invisibility Faces, after reading Georges Didi-Huberman’s book "The Cube and the Face: Around a Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti". In Didi-Huberman’s descriptions of Giacometti’s uncanny, crystal-like form, Othoniel recognized the character of a semi-living thing. Like Giacometti's "Cube", each of Othoniel’s obsidians is a thing and an image -- a body and a stone.
Each necklace is unique, shaped by the natural facets created by its formation and history.