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Navegar é preciso by Bettina Speckner

Exhibition  /  04 Jun 2022  -  02 Jul 2022
Published: 27.05.2022
Galeria Tereza Seabra Jóias de Autor
Management:
Tereza Seabra
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Intro
The solo exhibition starts on 4 June at Galeria Tereza Seabra in Lisbon by jewellery artist Bettina Speckner, who is widely known for her use of photography in brooch assemblages, using nineteenth-century ferrotype portraits as one may use raw materials for jewelry.
In my work I am particularly fond of photographs. Sometimes they are old and show bygone places or people of former times, but quite often I use photos I took myself of trunks, flowers, lonesome lanes or landscapes. These pictures turn into pieces of jewellery.
To turn photos into gems, the motives are etched on small metal plates or burned on enamel. Combined with precious or not precious stones and objects they become part of an individual composition.
I never work with the intention to decorate things or to make them look prettier, I try to discover the soul of an object or the essence of a photograph and want to shape something new, beyond the optical appearance.
My pieces do not talk about situations but give kind of access to “own” stories. But who owns them? We, the beholder or the piece itself?

/ Bettina Speckner
 
 
Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Photo in enamel, silver, found objects, mother of pearl, Jasper, gold, ebony.. ca. 9 x 5.5 cm. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Photo in enamel, silver, found objects, mother of pearl, Jasper, gold, ebony.
ca. 9 x 5.5 cm
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Photo in enamel, silver, Tahiti pearls.. 9 x 5.5 cm. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Photo in enamel, silver, Tahiti pearls.
9 x 5.5 cm
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Ferrotype, silver, rock crystal, flower.. 9 x 5.5 cm. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Ferrotype, silver, rock crystal, flower.
9 x 5.5 cm
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Ferrotype, silver, fossile, sapphire drops.. 9 x 6 cm. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Ferrotype, silver, fossile, sapphire drops.
9 x 6 cm
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Alutype, silver, beryll, garnet, turmaline.. 7 x 10 cm. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Alutype, silver, beryll, garnet, turmaline.
7 x 10 cm
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Bettina Speckner. Wall piece: Untitled, 2018. Alutype, silver.. Bettina Speckner
Wall piece: Untitled, 2018
Alutype, silver.
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