Medical Technologies

1x1”, Found objects and flameworked borosilicate glass

As someone who studied medical antrhropology, I have a lot of respect for the amazing variety of ways that people heal around the world and the ways that medical technologies change over time. I’ve always loved the history of medicine.  Old instruments, aged metal, glass medicine bottles, peeling labels.  This pendant combines metal and glass objects that feel like old trappings of healthcare with a fleshy-looking piece of encased borosilicate glass.  I love the way that as medical instruments age, they become more like the wounds that they’re meant to heal. Less flashy and perfect and shiny, more real.