"Declaring" is a 4 fingered wearable sculpture (in the form of a ring / art jewelry / knuckleduster) depicting a xenophobic America requiring new citizens give up loyalty to their native country. New citizens say an "Oath of Allegiance" denouncing fidelity to their country of origin as the final step of the United States' antiquated naturalization process. Should this requirement be considered for removal to reflect our modern times? An excerpt from the Oath of Allegiance is written on the outside and inside of the ring band.
Intended to be worn as well as displayed as a sculpture, the piece comes with Sculpturing, Hand Blown Glass Cloche Dome, Black Engraved Base with Armature, Travel Pouch, and Signed, Numbered, Dated, Fingerprinted Documentation for Provenance.
Currently on view for the Beijing International Art Jewelry Biennale 2017.