1. brooches. copper, enamel, magnets
3. T is for Thalamus. brooch. copper, enamel, amethyst quartz, sterling silver, steel wire
4. R is for exhuberance brooch. copper, enamel, acrilyc, brass, nickel silver, silk, steel wire
6. D is for Growth. brooch. wood, brass, sterling silver, optical lent
7. E is for Blossom brooch. painted wood, nickel silver, sterling silver, copper, enamel, steel wire
9. I is for Abundance. brooch. copper, enamel, nickel silver, sterling silver, brass, steel wire
11. P is for Hotbed. brooch. copper, enamel, nickel silver, sterling silver, mirror, steel wire
12. R is for Excess brooch. Acrilyc, brass, nickel silver, sterling silver, steel wire
16. G is for Lustful. brooch. copper, enamel, nickel silver, red aventurine quartz, steel wire
17. U is for Bridal Bed. Brooch. wood, brass, sterling silver
19. S is for Union. brooch. copper, enamel, wood, sterling silver, silk, steel wire 10
A collection of brooches on how connecting two elements is always adding the connection element as well. Parties under bridges, 2008
On the excessive plural
The starting point of this work has been a kind of enchantment before two arising elements which kept me fascinated. What I now try to do is going a bit further and beyond this so powerful presence. As a sort of projection, an excessive reflex, new corporeal pieces appear.
They grow as a kind of three-dimensional unfolding of this formula: 1 + 1 = 3. This excess applies either to their shape, volume or colour. Also, the material and the finishing out of the pieces tell us about real or fake shine and gold.
Gemma Draper, Fall 2008