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Plume: a Master of Fine Arts Thesis by Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

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Published: 03.07.2015
Plume: a Master of Fine Arts Thesis by Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro.
Author:
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
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Edited on:
2015
Plume Collection
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Plume Collection
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Intro
In april 2015 Vincent presented his MFA thesis at the Indiana University. Inspired by the manufacturing processes involved in brush-making, and in looking to historic and contemporary approaches to fabrication for both the brush and jewelry proposing to hihglight a dialogue of the primacy of the tactile sense in jewellery.
 
This collection of jewelry is an attempt in appropriating the function and tactile properties of the brush, while re-proposing this function within the format of jewelry. 
I compare the ubiquitous experience of brushing with the intimacy inherent in jewelry which touches the wearer and in turn, asks to be touched through its haptic quality.  I am inspired by the manufacturing processes involved in brush-making, and in looking to historic and contemporary approaches to fabrication for both the brush and jewelry, these works seek to seamlessly blend digital and traditional craft processes.  By adopting these physiological and metaphoric associations, I hope to present a dialogue emphasizing the primacy of touch in experiencing jewelry.

/ Vincent Pontillo Verrastro


Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro's thesis work is a mixture of high-tech and low tech mediums and processes. His work pushes the idea of how pieces can be created by redefining what a typical studio practice can contain and explore. Through the subject of the brush Vincent is investigating the object itself along with the intimate activity and interactivity associated with wearable adornment.
/ Nicole Jacquard. SNAG President. Area Head/Associate Professor. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. USA


Plume was on view at the Indiana University Art Museum on 1-12 April, 2015
 
Gasconade brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, horsehair, mink, graphite, rare earth magnets
. 210 x 184 x 67 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson
.  .
Gasconade brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, horsehair, mink, graphite, rare earth magnets
210 x 184 x 67 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson
 

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Prate brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, horsehair, paint, rare earth magnets
. 190 x 95 x 71 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Prate brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, horsehair, paint, rare earth magnets
190 x 95 x 71 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Profess brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, mink, 14kt, gold, steel
. 62 x 85 x 24 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Profess brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, mink, 14kt, gold, steel
62 x 85 x 24 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Différence brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. Birdseye maple, PLA, paint, steel
. 72 x 160 x 45 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Différence brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
Birdseye maple, PLA, paint, steel
72 x 160 x 45 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Háptomani brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. Curly maple, PLA, steel
. 95 x 60 x 55 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Háptomani brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
Curly maple, PLA, steel
95 x 60 x 55 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Impel  brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, paint, rare earth magnets
. 176 x 115 x 44 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Impel  brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, paint, rare earth magnets
176 x 115 x 44 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Longe-Longus  brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, fox fur, mink, rare earth magnets
. 94 x 85 x 65 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Longe-Longus  brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, fox fur, mink, rare earth magnets
94 x 85 x 65 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Sōfte brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, mink, graphite, rare earth magnets
. 110 x 156 x 80 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Sōfte brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, mink, graphite, rare earth magnets
110 x 156 x 80 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Stician brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
. PLA, curly maple, paint, fox fur, steel
. 164 x 120 x 70 mm
. MFA 2015
. Photo by Ben Timpson.
Stician brooch by Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, 2015
PLA, curly maple, paint, fox fur, steel
164 x 120 x 70 mm
MFA 2015
Photo by Ben Timpson

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Installation shot of the exhibition at Indiana University Art Museum
. Photo by Kevin O. Mooney.
Installation shot of the exhibition at Indiana University Art Museum
Photo by Kevin O. Mooney

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Installation shot of the exhibition at Indiana University Art Museum
. Photo by Kevin O. Mooney.
Installation shot of the exhibition at Indiana University Art Museum
Photo by Kevin O. Mooney

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