Kanyini is best expressed in English as the combination of the two words “Responsibility” and “Unconditional Love”, but it is actually a relationship; it is an enormous caring with no limit - it has no timeframe: it is eternal.
-Uncle Bob Randall, Aboriginal elder
made of: sterling silver, vintage lenticular vending toy
If you are not familiar with lenticulars, they show a different view of the image depending on the angle of viewing. One image morphs beautifully into the other as you move. I’ve tried to show this in the photographs but it is a challenge.
measurements: almost 1 inch long including the bail and half of an inch wide. The sterling silver chain is adjustable between 16 and 18 inches long.
process: fabrication, roll printing and patina
The lenticular toy is made of plastic, but it does have a paper backing, so it is best to not get these wet. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean.