Gold Mine Ring
This ring is hand cast in brass and plated in 24 carat gold. Limited edition of 11.
Gold is representative of an everyman utopia; something within reach but unobtainable. It is inherently connected to: status, power, and a quality of life that most people aspire to.
Gold forms the baseline of capitalism â€“ every bankâ€™s stability is measured by its bullion stock and in times of financial or social instability the price of gold increases proportionately.
The ring forms a geological record of gold prices and the erosion of natural resources. The size of the hole in each layer increases or decreases in-line with the fluctuating market value of gold, and is also a physical manifestation of the gold mine terraforming that occurs as a result. The cost of each layer is fixed but the value of gold at the time dictates the size of the layer.
This ring is a record of the months March to July 2012 reflecting the fluctuating cost of gold and its direct affect on the shapes carved out in the gold mine.
Please specify a size when paying with paypal. Sizes (UK and inside diameter):
L – 16.31mm
M – 16.71mm
N – 17.2mm
O – 17.53mm
P – 17.93mm
Q – 18.34mm
Lula Dot was created at the beginning of 2009 and operates from a studio Hackney London. Lula Dot is a company which aims to upcycle London's waste into lasting beauty. Lucy works as freelance designer in London.
Lucy has exhibited her work at Marsden Woo Gallery 100% Design 08 [Re]Design Contains in Newcastle Ditchling Museum in East Sussex Colette in Paris and the Geffery Museum. Her work is currently on show at the Science Museum in London and the Museum of Design in Plastics in Bournemouth.
Lucys latest projects have dealt with the problem of waste. She has tackled this by reusing waste to create beautiful products but has also tried to create products which encourage emotional attachment and therefore increase a product's durability. Lucy works with a range of materials and objects to create lights jewellery and furniture.