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Emily Joyce

A Pleasure to have in class Merry-go-round

A Pleasure to have in class Merry-go-round

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Fabricated from a sterling silver sheet, this piece is etched from an old report card, and a diamond pattern from a photo I took at a playground. The back of this piece says “Quality of work excellent, a pleasure to have in class.” Every part of this piece is purposefully etched and meticulously placed. The merry-go-round spins on a fidget bearing and hangs from a 30" stainless steel ball chain, which you may cut to any length you would like. To purchase a substantial sterling silver chain, click here. 

My report cards were always crap. 

I always had a D, and mostly C’s. And an A in art.

My dad would call the D… “The Floating D” and one year, my parents bribed me with parking my car in the garage if I could bring home a report card without a D. so for one semester, I did. And when the D reappeared, 4 months later. I was back in the driveway.

My D would travel from Spanish to Science, to English and Math always appearing in a subject but never really more than once. I put forth more effort into the class I earned the D in, that it would just pop up in a different class. Truth is, I am bad at managing time and energy. I will go into overdrive and hyper focus on one thing, and completely ignore the other. To this day the same issue exists. 

The subject that I would excel would always be and always will be Art. Because in art, I was giving my all. My 110%. I was a pleasure to have in class and the quality of my work was excellent. This was the only class in which I could find that peaceful focus. 


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