A dollar. That is the price of a party hat. Colourful, funny, and certain to raise the spirits at any given party. But most of the time it fits you poorly and it rarely survives both starter and main course. And sooner or later it ends up in the garbage.
Jewellery artist Michael Persson Carling takes the common decorations of the simple party hat and allows its meaning reach another level. He has created twelve party hats in silver and gold, sprinkled with gemstones. How can you turn something so unnecessary and unimportant into something so luxurious and valuable?
Maybe by placing them in a new context. Michael chose a timeless situation – the Last Supper – and let each apostle have his own hat. But was the Last Supper really a party? The answer would have been yes, if the apostles had known how the Easter story would come to end. Then maybe, it would have been suitable with party hats made of gold.
The Last Supper eventually turned in to a life changing party, if you consider what it led up to.
With gold, silver and gemstones, the hats let your thoughts travel two thousand years back in history to something that in Michael Persson Carling’s eyes was the greatest party ever thrown. Cheeky, sprawling and supple, the small hats express twelve very strong personalities.