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Celibeth Donnelly: Don’t be caught off card

Don’t be caught off card

Celibeth Donnelly (BFA 1998)

I graduated from the Art School in '98 with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design and have always been drawn to figuring out and engineering 3-D projects and problems. My choices of materials and ideas depend on what I have accumulated in my life, and once there is too much stuff, I have to create something from it. This piece can be understood from the following dialogue, and relates in part to my own financial conundrum, but even more so reflects a big problem in our society...

Me: It says here that it's a 'Preferred Invitation.'
My mind: Yes, you too can go into debt for free.
Me: But that Paco Rabanne bag is perfect for this season, so enticing!
My mind: Your monthly statement is now available.
Me: So I'll have a few sleepless nights ... in seven years it will be paid off.

This work is featured as part of the 2016 Alumni Exhibition: “Horror Vacui”, on display from July 19 - August 6, 2016 at the Argus II Building in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.