Fishing Knuckles & Peace Buttons- 10.12.07
Living in New York, I don’t get to fish much, but Sean and I both grew up fishing with our dads and have a healthy appreciation for an idyllic day on a river or lake. I would love to have Christina Angliker’s Fishing Knuckles - basically a bum’s fishing kit that you can keep with you at all times. Not only a fishing rod, Fishing Knuckles is a protective device and a fashion statement. Though, it might be a bit more fashion than function - I’m not sure how you could reel in a fish without cutting your hand on the line. Christina recently graduated from Pratt and her website is definitely worth checking out - I appreciate that she includes so much of her process on the site. Also, her Peace Buttons shown below are a beautiful physical interpretation of a “wound”…
p.s. if these feel familiar, these were also seen as NOTCOT.org #1599 back in the day.
The Peace Button is meant to represent “a small wound; a drip of what you are made of”. I like the idea of making a piece of jewelry a permanent part of a piece of clothing.