Gold-filled and gold-plated chains, brass hooks, wood
154.9 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm (4.5 x 1.5 x 61 in)


Abacus assembles necklace chains from different works in 2019. It was first assembled for and exhibited as one component of the project Intro, outro, bridge shown at the U.P. Vargas Museum. Its form is determined by function: each line/loop measures 12 inches around that if counted would tell the length of the combined chain, and is also a spool that organizes the material and makes space for possible additions from future projects/spaces. Its height is my height.

Jack of Golds
Group exhibition organized by Wipo
Blanc Gallery, Quezon City
4-22 July 2020

Photos courtesy Blanc Gallery (1, 2); by Miguel Lorenzo Uy (3)

Related: Intro, outro, bridge, U.P. Vargas Museum