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How do I love thee?

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Posted in Critical Commentary, Design-based Works

Debra DeWolff, Bracelet, 2007 “How do I love thee?     Let me count the ways.” * Expressions of love are numerous and vary from culture to culture.  In many cultures, not only is holding hands a tangible connection between two people, it generally is an outward sign of affection.  Wearing a bracelet that encircles the wrist in a kind of embrace might be considered as a symbolic manifestation of love.  Indeed, the words “embrace” and “bracelet” share the same Latin root, “brachium”, which means arm.