Opposite Brooches (2017)
Copper, STERLING SILVER, VITREOUS ENAMEL, 14kt Gold
This piece, Opposite Brooches, drives home the idea of the front and back of the brooch with two nearly identical brooches with mechanisms on the opposite sides. The Opposite Brooches are part of my series, COLORSCAPE.
In this series, intensely saturated planes play off of each other, allowing separate hues to reverberate and dematerialize into a field of color. Subtle forms and carefully arranged layers invite the viewer to explore the surface before investigating supporting armatures. The enameled elements, while seemingly coarse, provoke a sense of preciousness. The resulting collages are playful and curious, urging the viewer to handle and consider them as objects first, and then as engaging adornment.