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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Goldschmitte.

Contemporary Jewellery Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? The Musical! by Pierce Healy

Exhibition  /  24 Feb 2017  -  26 Mar 2017
Published: 22.02.2017
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Intro
Adornment and jewellery hail from pre-civilisation, as does humour. Hence the pairing of humour with the most intimate applied art form of jewellery is an obvious match. These days Pierce Healy can be found solving his world’s problems creating subversive objects and jewellery often layered with intricate engravings. He refers to himself as a human Swiss army knife; not in an Edward Scissorshands way but in the way he toils in an array of materials and disciplines in addition to the numerous skills he has acquired throughout his life so far.  

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Pierce Healy
Within his practice there is no “master plan” each piece is an experiment a study that informs the next piece. He is fascinated by the capacity of jewellery to develop into our most personal of vessels for our story’s and storytelling in addition he is interested in the idea that jewellery is our second skin and when worn becomes something bigger, something other worldly as it takes on the scratches, dings and stories of the wearers adventures. Healy combines his craze for the everyday, drawing, storytelling, mark making and hand engraving to create truly hand-made raw jewellery.  
Healy is particularly interested in and the space between the artist and the non-artist and the role of humour in jewellery and how the harnessing of humour in his work can be use as stealth communication device in particular to invite everybody into the conversation.  
 
About the Artist:  

Pierce Healy is an award-winning jewelry designer, engraver, and maker. He has been making and exhibiting since 1997. He studied jewelry and engraving in Dublin, London, Stockholm, and San Francisco. Healy, currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland and Stolkholm, Sweden

Opening

Friday, February 24, 6-8pm 
Pierce Healy. Installation: Stable Meal, 2017. Hand engraved pewter and modified found metal and wood objects. Pierce Healy
Installation: Stable Meal, 2017
Hand engraved pewter and modified found metal and wood objects
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Pierce Healy. Ring: Born in a Volcano (#1- 5), 2017. Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver . Pierce Healy
Ring: Born in a Volcano (#1- 5), 2017
Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver 
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Pierce Healy. Pendant: The Stone Age Contemporary Jeweller Asks His Father and Mother:  Are You Dying For Me to Wear You?, 2017. Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver, leather . Pierce Healy
Pendant: The Stone Age Contemporary Jeweller Asks His Father and Mother: Are You Dying For Me to Wear You?, 2017
Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver, leather 
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Pierce Healy. Pendant: Do You Realize How Beautiful You Are?, 2017. Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver, leather . Pierce Healy
Pendant: Do You Realize How Beautiful You Are?, 2017
Hand engraved oxidized sterling silver, leather 
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