Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
This series of one hundred brooches was humanufactured® of Recycled Aluminum Traffic signs. It was inspired by Jamie Reid -- the Sex Pistols’ graphic designer -- and Rosalie Gascoigne, an Australian collage artist. Each brooch was sold with the stipulation that it had to be photographed by the purchaser while wearing it. This idea arose from conversations I had with my daughter Aila. The rich selfie photos submitted by the participants (listed below) become a quilt, illustrating our diverse community.
The piece is dedicated to my long-time mentor, art connoisseur and critic, author, design fanatic and dear friend, Steven Holt of San Francisco who died in August, a day after he completed his selfie for this project.
Curtis H. Arima
Nico Bally (Lukas & Camille)
Allison B. Barnett
Lisa Bayne (Andy Astor)
Sarah Ganz Blythe
Christine Marie Davis
Mara Holt Skov & Steven Skov Holt
Michelle Phaneuf & David Rizzolo
Sara Mandel Picard
Wei Lah Poh
Dianne Reilly (Liam & Sophie)
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
George Summers Jr.
I'm so proud to know all of you. THANK YOU!! - Boris