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I Am Who They Were

Ashley Gilreath made this necklace of photos of her ancestors, all in miniature, in dollhouse size frames.

This necklace was made to represent the memory of my grandparent's long staircase in their house. I want the viewer to see my history as the necklace wraps around, and to feel the sensation of climbing up and down the stairs as the images of my family line the walls. More importantly, I wanted my skin to show through as my family's skin, so that my stories, my life and who I am as an individual is shown as the sum of all of the people that came before me.

The work is titled I Am Who They Were. See more pictures at her website. Link -via Laughing Squid


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