Brooches: Sense of Place

The small brooch series Sense of Place is larger in scale. They range between five and eight inches in at least one direction, making the work more dramatic on the body. Being in the city influenced the design of the sculptural form surrounding each enamel, reflecting local buildings, architectural structures, and clouds against a skyline. The introduction of powder coating allowed for subtle color to move beyond the frame of the enamel. Within each, details from nature become the focus of the work, surrounded by an organic or geometric structure that acts as a support or housing.

Brooches: Sense of Place I, II, and III  copper, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, powder coat, acrylic

Brooches: Sense of Place I, II, and III

copper, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, powder coat, acrylic