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New Structure Brooch Series
The painted wooden forms made from model making matchsticks play at construction and take their inspiration from some of the largest structures in our self made environments. Made from simple modular parts using low tech methods the oxidised silver wire references building plans pulled into 3D. These miniature structures lay their foundations in warm winter coats claiming the body as a new landscape.
Structure Brooch Series
These brooches are handmade using the linear quality of wire to construct three dimensional drawings. The pieces are measured and geometrical, but with a certain amount of imprecision and softness. They resemble both the aesthetic of half finished buildings, steel skeletons exposed, and fragile spiderwebs with multifaceted, slightly different angles glinting.
This project was exhibited (2009) in the Objectspace window accompanied by three micro-animations. The animations documented the brooches with a temporal fragility tracing their stop-motioned shadows with ink and dye.
Perspective Box Series
So flat yet so three dimensional; the light catches on the engraved lines giving them the appearance of shimmering silver boxes.
Morse Code Series
Morse code has been given a tangible three dimensional form. ‘Oh, It’s Just a Pattern’ is the literal translation of what has been encoded into the patterned structure of this neck piece. The reading of its self-referential name creates a conversational game that dissects the material nature of language.
Stick Stack Brooches
© Kate Barton