Behind the Brooch part 2

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. 

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by makers from all over the world.

Curator: Lorena Angulo

Exhibition: December 14 - January 14

Feel free to leave a comment and be ready to buy the book which is coming out in February, 2014. 

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Imaginary Books from “In Principio erat Verbum…” Series, 2011.

Silver, engraved,oxidized copper and paint.

1.8 x 3 x 0.4 in.

Photo: Josep Maria Oliveras

Rendered Brooch No. 4, 2009.

Sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, steel; hand drawn, etched, kiln-fired enamel in constructed setting with hand fabricated brooch finding.

5 x 2.25 x 0.2 in.

Photo: Emily Watson

Down by the sea, 2012.

Copper, mixed media, sea shells, iron wire, pearls, stones.

2 ½ x 1 ½ x ¼ in.

Photo: Tara Locklear

Floral Embroidery-Pixel 6.2, 2012.

Stainless steel, thread; laser cut, hand embroidery, fabricated.

4.9 x 3.1 x 0.4 in.

Photo: Heng Lee

Pierced No. 3, 2008.

Sterling silver; hand pierced, fabricated.

2 ½ x 2 ½ x ¾ in.

Photo: Allyson Bone

Coeur, 2010.

Sterling, 18k, brass, ping pong ball, velvet; fabricated, fused, melted.

2 x 3/8 in.

Photo: Andy Cooperman

14 Months, 2012.

Fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, silk thread, photograph, resin, acrylic paint.

1.61 x 0.79 in.

Photo: Marsha Thomas

Section, 2012.

Cement, brass, copper, sterling silver, steel, powder coat, fiber, pigment; fabricated, soldered.

3 x 3 x 3 in.

Photo: Demitra Thomloudis

Remembrance, Through the Window (II), 2011.

Sterling silver, acrylic, stainless steel wire; CAD/CAM, cast, hand pierced. 2 x 2.5 x 0.7 in.

Photo: Samantha Vincent 

Bling Brooch #5, 2008.

Plastic, sterling silver, 14K gold, diamond; cast plastic, sandblasted, hand cut. 3 x 1.5 x 2 in.

Photo: Mary Hallam Pearse

 

Painted Decay #2 brooch, 2010.

Silver, 9ct red gold, copper, enamel; patina captured in enamel.

2.4 x 2.8 x 0.6 in.

Photo: Kirsty Sumerling

Hare, 2011.

Argentium silver; repousse , granulation.

2 ½ x 2 ½ in.

Photo: Hap Sakwa

 

Cafe Estrella, 2002.

Sterling silver, found object, patina; cast, constructed.

1  7/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.

Photo: Alex Jordan

Rococo Landscape, 2006.

Oxidized sterling silver, mixed media image on sterling silver, 14K gold, 23K gold leaf, stainless steel (pin stems); fabricated and cold connected. 2 ¼ x 3 5/8  x 3/8 in.

Photo: Bill Pogue. Private Collection

Lantern, 2011.

Re-purposed materials, silver, copper, ivory recycled from piano keys previous to the year 1911, hand carved amber from Chiapas; hand stamped, riveted, patinated.

2.75 x 2.75 x 1.5 in.

Photo: Jesse Bert

405 Summit Kitchen Sink, 2012.

Found metal, copper, enamel, brass; dye formed, enameled, cold connections.

2 x 1 ½ x ¼ in.

Photo: Kat Cole

Edmond Ranguette, 2011.

Silver, steel bottle cap, baby button, porcelain, gypsum powder; hand fabricated, rapid prototyped.

2.5 x 2 x 0.75 in.

Photo: Kevin Montague

Object of Sentiment #5, 2008.

Vintage fabric, doilies, thread, silver; sewn,soldered.

3 ¾ x 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ in.

Photo: Renee Zettle-Sterling

Look for me under your boot soles: a mechanical reliquary, 2012.

Copper, sterling and fine silver, brass, lazertran, mica, acetate, found objects; fabricated, riveted, patinated.

2.25 x 1.62 x 1 in.

Photo: Kimberly Nogueira

Polite Clapper brooch, 2009.

Aluminum, brass, doll shoes, paint, steel wire; hand-cut, folded, soldered, riveted, tabbed.

2 x 3 x 1.5 in.

Photo: Gary Schott

About the curator:

Sacred Milagro Heart, 2012.

Sterling silver clay, stainless steel wire, LOS patina;

hand sculpted, carved, fabricated.

1.96 x 1.55 x 0.45 in.

Photo: Marsha Thomas

 

Lorena grew up in Mexico and the time she spent there amongst the beautiful and traditional Mexican Folk Art shows in her body of work that she loves to create. Each of Lorena's intriguing creations seems to hold an untold secret that keeps you guessing its true meaning with each glance.

She has become a very active artist in metal clay wearable art. Her work has been featured in several books, magazines, and publications of the Precious Metal Clay Guild, and countless on line articles and industry websites. 

Lorena was asked to be one of the jurors next to Robert Ebendorf, Celie Fago and Kelly Russell for the PMC Annual 5.

Lorena is the author of the coming up book, Behind the Brooch. Behind the brooch: A closer look at backs, catches and pin stems will be published by Schiffer Publishing in February, 2014.

 

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Comment by Jessica Todd on December 14, 2013 at 2:37pm

Absolutely beautiful work! Some of my favorite artists! 

Comment by Maria Apostolou on December 14, 2013 at 1:22pm

Thank you so much Lorena for curating such an interesting exhibition and congratulations to all the artists. Can't wait for the book!

Comment by Thea Clark on December 14, 2013 at 1:12pm

Thanks, well done all.  Particularly like Diane Falkenhagen and Gary Schott's elegant solutions. Also Allison Bone's subtle solution to maintain tension.

Comment by Lorena Angulo on December 14, 2013 at 12:46pm

Thanks for visiting !!! It has been a pleasure to put these exhibitions and the book together. Looking at all the incredible work by so many artists has been a wonderful learning journey!!

Harriete, I feel like you in lots of ways. It is great to see the attention to detail not only on the front but sometimes having a back much more interesting than the front. Not all the artists take their time to do this and this is why I wanted to open up this topic and show how much more we can do on the back. We have a white canvas ready to be adorn!!

Comment by Kimberly Nogueira on December 14, 2013 at 12:40pm

Such a wonderful variety of materials and themes, thank you for another delightful and enlightening exhibition Lorena!

 

Comment by Harriete E Berman on December 14, 2013 at 11:00am

It occurs to me that the back is one thing that jewelers do better than any other media. What do you think?

Can you think of another media that spends so much time to make sure the back is so interesting?

Harriete

Comment by Rameen Ahmed on December 14, 2013 at 10:04am

Beautiful work, beautiful curation!!  Thank you Lorena!

Comment by Suzanne Golden on December 14, 2013 at 9:49am

Wonderful exhibition and I like being able to see the back as well....

Comment by Emily Watson on December 14, 2013 at 9:25am

So excited you added a second section to the online exhibit! It's great to see more images and I'm pleased to be a part of it!

 

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