Ted Noten’s pork chop bag is quite gross. The fat on the meat is very evident and the resin manages to catch all the curves and crevices, accentuating the ugly qualities. I like that he makes womens’ handbags transparent so everyone can see what secrets she keeps inside.
Noten encouraged gallery visitors to punch a clay punching bag and to his surprise the imprints of their knuckles were so deep and defined that the rings of the participants were detailed in the work. I am drawn to this experiment because it is so very original and the act of participation added an unforeseen, personal element to the work that comes back to jewellery.