Evocati (Latin for “veterans again called to service”) is a celebration of the collective identity as self-expressed by veterans. These dog-tag inspired pendants are constructed from fine and sterling silver wires flattened, fused and annealed by torch, shaped, and soldered together. The Yemenite-style filigree is made from two twisted thin wires, mill-flattened, and coiled to create the airy designs. Because they are painstakingly handcrafted, each one is unique.
The project is about more than the Fine Art Jewelry; it is both a self- and collective-portrait of the artist and all veterans. Dog-tags, invented as a way to identify fallen servicemembers, are so strongly associated with the military that they are widely viewed as an idealized icon of service. These dog tags, made of precious materials, are meant to be viewed with both understandings of the tags; they are a jubilation of service, and of those who have not and will never return. They are a reminder to continue to serve the community and the country.
On Veterans Day 2016, we will conclude this project by donating 20% of the proceeds from sales of Evocati: Veterans Called Again To Serve to two Veteran charities that empower veterans for success.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
Zike Studios is looking for veterans that would like to share their stories as part of the greater Evocati art project. We will be publishing a series of videos and articles about veterans that proudly continue to serve their local communities. If you'd like to share your story, please fill out the form below.