Hannah Li

The Spine

Class of: 2022

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Copper wire

Faculty: Carol Peligian

Prompt: In this assignment, we were asked to create a sculpture based on a body part that we hold sacred.

A body part that I hold sacred is the spine. I think it is a body part that is and should be regarded with reverence, awe, and respect. To me personally, the spinal cord is strong but also fragile. It gives the body structure and support, but it is subject to being easily damaged. I made the sculpture using copper wire, creating this jewel-like and delicate piece, emphasizing the connection/joints between each ‘bone’ and also the light and thin material of the wire. I want viewers to appreciate and honor the spine, it is an extremely important body part that should be regarded as sacred.