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Contact Lenses
Experience 'la vie en rose' with your very own pair of golden contact lenses!
'Contact Lenses' is a response to the story of King Midas and The Golden Touch. I ask, what if a truly functional object such as a contact lens, was touched and transformed into gold? The golden lenses are luxurious and opulent, but they can no longer be worn. As a functional object, they are rendered completely useless. 'Contact Lenses' demonstrates one of the many struggles a modern day King Midas might face. The work demonstrates how the functionality of an object might be compromised in the pursuit of luxury.
Each lens is inlaid with a rose, which has been taken from a coin. The roses represent the rose tinted vision that may come with wealth and privilege.