Dale Hardiman + ACV Studio: Pin #9 Duncan Meerding
Materials: Brass, Horizontal Scrub
Dimensions: 78(l) x 37(w) mm
Friends are a collection of pins designed and made by ACV Studio from conversations and materials shared with Dale Hardiman from other creative friends from Tasmania and greater Australia.
The Friends pins are a reminder that although during COVID we have been physically separated, we are a supportive community of creative practitioners. The pins can be worn day-to-day, or during video calls as a symbol of sharing and community during isolation.
"This horizontal scrub represents both community and my interest in the environment. Both of these things have helped me through some of the challenges of 2020. This piece of wood was given to me by a fellow designer-maker and the solidarity many small scale practitioners have with each other is invaluable and represented by this material. I have an interest in nature and it continues to revitalise me throughout challenging times through its primitive relaxing properties."
~ Duncan Meerding
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist; Emily Dimozantos, 2021.