"Geronimo was my hero when I was a kid", Says Noten. "I hope that this homage may provide the spiritual wisdom and inner strength that Geronimo had." The Apache leader fighting for his homeland, this appropriated character was first presented as both plunderer and murderer; however, now we recognize Geronimo’s battles as heroism. A spirit rooted in the pipe dreams of the American consciousness; the smoke signals lead you the rest of the way towards a higher wisdom and understanding.
Ted Noten is one of the leading conceptual voices coming out of the Dutch Jewelry Scene, with feet confidently planted in the Art and Design worlds. Noten's works are found in countless collections worldwide, he has been the subject of a documentary film and two solo exhibitions at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and a major exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch.
pipe, 3-D printed steel, brass, 24K gold-plate
40 x 8 x 7 cm