Materials: Quartz crystals, sterling silver.
Dimensions: 17.78 x 15.24 x 6.35 cm, 7 x 6 x 2.5 inches
Sculptor and jewelry designer, Debra Baxter strikes a unique balance between art and design. Through their fundamental forms, her works ask us to consider the surfaces of substances that seduce.
About the work the artist writes: “It is sort of a superhero tool/weapon. Most of my work is about engaging the body in some way. Calling the body to do something. My work embraces failure and fragility…though you won’t know that seeing this piece. - I have been fascinated with crystals since high school where I did a [talk] [sic] about their potential powers. Explaining how my grandpa who was an electrical engineer made a quartz crystal radio utilizing the “vibrations” of quartz. As much as I am not new agey or woo woo, crystals do have energy and powers. They seem to amplify what is already there. Crystal Brass Knuckles ( I am going to realign your chakras mother******!) is dealing with this, the dichotomy of a weapon and healing device in one. And just how completely ridiculous and contradictory that is. They are made to fit a woman’s hand. There is a feminist/girl power piece to this…and to all my work. Women engaging in their power and sexuality.”