Portrait Projecting Ring

2017

Materials

silver glass

Keywords

ring portrait projection
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Artwork Description

Portrait Projecting Ring

After making this talking engagement ring for the engagement, Luke then created a Portrait Projecting Ring for the wedding, working with local jeweller Tamrakar.

In a darkened room, light from a candle or LED passes through the ring to project a series of portraits. A selection of miniature slides were made of different family portraits and inserted into the edge of the ring for projection.

As Jerram’s family grows, photos of his children can be added to the ring. The ring was inspired by 19th Century Stanhopes.

A One Off

Luke Jerram, gets several emails each week with requests to commission new rings to be made. But he says “Congratulations on your engagement! I’m afraid this ring was a one off, made for my wife so you’ll have to make your own unique ring for your unique partner!”

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