24ct gold leafed skimming stones complete with individually ‘made to fit ‘leather belt pouch. Each stone was hand picked by Dominic Wilcox as stones he would like to skim on lakes and shores around Italy, the UK and New Zealand.
The act of skimming (or skipping) a flat stone at the surface of the water in order to make it bounce as many times as possible, is an age old pastime. Here Dominic Wilcox investigates and plays with the idea of value and luxury by taking one of the few free and abundant pleasures in life and making it unique and precious. Instead of the usual monetary ideas of what is valuable, these Luxury Skimming Stones focus on the value of time and the feeling of anticipation. The fact that the stone’s time of use lasts only a few seconds only heightens the perceived luxuriousness. Deciding when to throw may be a difficult decision for some. Date: 2009