Category: Paper Cloth
Name: Prosthetic Memory Robe
Make Place: Brig, Switzerland
It resembles a combination from a German Lexica printed 100 years ago and some hand written pages from a Japanese silk traders book, scripted ca in 1880. The design is inspired by antique religious clothing for monks who have been the bearer of knowledge for decades and processor of lexically books. The garment was made at the residency meters away from the courtyard of the Stockalperschloss in Brig. Built in the middle of the 17th century it was home to a wealthy family for centuries who controlled the trade of salt between Italy and France. The saying “Sospes lucra carpat” God’s favourite shall skim the profits, which was used by the family is also an anagram for Casparus Stockalper. He was convinced that earthly wealth and heavenly salvation were connected.
Exhibited: Brig CH 20, Schio IT 21
Status: On Display
Sold To / On Display: Biennale International Papermade Art - Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italia