Aug 19, 2010

dangerous beauty

how strange of me to love the beauty in these weapons
made in prison...

"At its core here is a spoon, stolen from the staff dining room
at Rahway, where, as in many federal penitentiaries, inmates
were restricted to using plastic flatware. Stamped "State of NJ,"
the spoon likely to have been sharpened on the cement floor
or wall of a cell. The bowl of the spoon was filled with wax and
then wrapped with upholstery thread (taken from the furniture
shop, where it was used to re-stitch chair cushions) thereby
forming a generously-scaled handle."

found through design observer.