‘Fossil Necklace is a string of worlds, with each bead modestly representing a major event in the evolution of life through a vast expanse of geological time. From the mono-cellular origins of life on earth to the shifting of the continents, the extinction of the Cretaceous period triggered by a falling meteorite, to the first flowering of flowers, it charts the development of our species and affirms our intimate connection to the evolution of those alongside us. Each fossil has been individually selected from all corners of the globe, and then carved into spherical beads in a secondary process of excavation.’
--Guy Haywood, Kettle’s Yard.
Katie Paterson's Fossil Necklace is one of the most beautiful things i've seen in a while.
It is currently on show at The Welcome Collection (London) as part of the Foreign Bodies Common Ground exhibition.