Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nina Gibson - Tally Marks

At one point in their lives, everyone has used tally marks for counting. I have used tally marks numerous times and I didnt' know until today that the use of a 5th line diagnol through the first 4 vertical lines is called a five-bar gate. Nine Gibson has used the five-gate as her design for her Tally Mark necklace and earrings. What I like most about these pieces is how she made such a common and everyday thing and turned it into something uncommon.

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