The Secret of the Voice

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The Secret of the Voice, worn 1994
A collar with bars forged of sterling silver enveloping the neck snuggly. Through the bars one can see a little suspended cabin which can travel all around the neck. A glowing red gemstone peeks through the barred window.
I only learned twenty years after making this piece, what it really speaks about.The Secret of the Voice tells the story of the struggle everyone goes through to find one’s own true voice – a process everyone has to go through in order to find their true purpose in life. Until then we carry the gemstone locked away in a hidden chamber in our throat.
Materials: Sterling silver, gem stone, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.5″

The Secret of the Voice, video clip 1998
Film excerpt from the short documentary Eternal Moment by Simone Stammbach. Camera: Conny Kipfer, Music, Annetta Debrunner

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The Secret of the Voice, 1994
Materials: Sterling silver, gem stone, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.5″

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The Secret of the Voice, open 1994
Materials: Sterling silver, gem stone, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.5″

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The Secret of the Voice, inner chamber closed 1994
Materials: Sterling silver, gem stone, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.5″

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The Secret of the Voice, inner chamber open 1994
Materials: Sterling silver, gem stone, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.5″