COLlage 04 brooch (2017)

Steel, STERLING SILVER, VITREOUS ENAMEL, 18kt Gold

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Collage 04 Brooch is a part of my "Collage" series, a continuation of COLORSCAPE. Collage 04 is a large brooch--6" x 4"--and each colored piece is at a slightly different height than its neighbor, building towards the center. This piece features 46 18kt gold rivets. 

A paper collage provides a single-plane experience of surface and arrangement that ultimately transforms into a dynamic, layered accumulation of overlapping fragments. In the transformation from two to three dimensions, the space between each layer is activated by surprising moments - a curled edge, a hollow form, an unexpected continuation from front to back. Evocative of the sketch, each completed piece features a collection of disparate parts which must ultimately harmonize with the overall composition, floating in an exacting balance. The ephemeral aspects of collage are made concrete in the final form.