CURATING IN SPACE


« LUSCIOUS | Home

The BODY in FRAGMENTS

In one way or another, we know the world through our bodies. They are complex machines–contained chaos, if you will–and infinitely fascinating. It is no surprise to me that artists, philosophers and sociologists (among many) return to the body as a site of investigation and exploration. The artists below offer an especially intriguing framework for considering the human body–they offer up adornment that fragments it and turns it into an object to be worn. A represented body could refer to someone specific or no one in particular–either way, when it is turned into jewelry and worn by someone it becomes a part of that body, the wearer’s body, and a cycle of meaning is created that consistently refers one to the other.

 

calderwoodjblinkfront

Jessica Calderwood, Blink (enamel, copper and sterling silver)

 

chrysanthemum_red  chrysanthemums

Heather White, Chrysanthemums (brooches, 2004, sterling silver and cast resin teeth)

 

harrisondozenrosebuds

Julia Harrison, A Dozen Rose Buds (brooches of wood, lacquer, gouache, epoxy + more)

 

mllange-the-kiss

Margaux Lange, The Kiss (sterling silver, plastic and epoxy resin)

 

wauzynksismalldemands

Sarah J.G. Wauzynski, Small Demands (brooch in sterling silver, egg tempera pigment and 18kt gold)

 

heerkensbrooch

Ineke Heerkens, Ring (leather)

 

breasts

Stacy Rodgers, Breasts

 

07_06feet

Melanie Bilenker, Feet (2007; brooch of gold, sterling silver, ebony, resin, pigment and hair, 1 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

 

 

 


Advertisements

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

Comments

  1. * vedernikov says:

    funny

    | Reply Posted 9 years ago
  2. * vedernikov says:

    i like this

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 11 months ago
  3. This is great. Thanks for posting.

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 11 months ago


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: