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Hortus Conclusus by Donna Brennan

Exhibition  /  12 Jun 2018  -  14 Jul 2018
Published: 27.06.2018
Exhibition display.
Exhibition display

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Intro
Donna Brennan is a fine art jeweller who has adopted a cross-disciplinary approach to photography and sculptural jewellery, crafting a narrative from image to object which, blurs the dichotomy between fine art and applied art.
 

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Donna Brennan
Brennan explores the materiality of a 2D image by adding an embellished third dimension which has been extracted and crafted – or ‘borrowed’ – from the photographic image upon which it is mounted. The images are laminated with a faceted lucite façade, which acts as a beacon for the interplay of light and imparts a sense of intrigue. Creating a view finder to an inner world, the lucite object creates a microcosm within the macrocosm of the larger image – a ‘hortus conclusus’, an enclosed garden of veritable earthly delights.

Derived from the Latin term for ‘enclosed garden’, Hortus Conclusus is a series of wearable sculptural art pieces, crafted from a mélange of minerals, stones, and silver and presented against an ethereal photographic backdrop of dye-sublimation floral images printed on aluminium.
 
Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Opals.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver and Opal.. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Opals.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver and Opal.

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Opals.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver and Opal.
. 
. Detail view. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Opals.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver and Opal.
Detail view

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
. 
. Detail view. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium with Faceted Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gr mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
Detail view

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
. Selected at Schmuck 2020. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.

Selected at Schmuck 2020

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
. Detail view
. Selected at Schmuck 2020. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Opal.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
Detail view

Selected at Schmuck 2020

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline, Black Diamond Shards.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline, Black Diamond Shards.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.

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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline, Black Diamond Shards.. 50 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Richard Valencia. Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
. 
. Detail view. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, Blackened 925 Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline, Black Diamond Shards.
50 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Richard Valencia

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm mounted with Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminium.
Detail view

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Photo of display by Sophie Mutevelian at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery 2018.
Photo of display by Sophie Mutevelian at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery 2018

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Photo of display by Sophie Mutevelian at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery 2018.
Photo of display by Sophie Mutevelian at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery 2018

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