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The Shape of Water

Exhibition  /  10 Oct 2007  -  07 Nov 2007
Published: 17.10.2007
Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Textile Series, 2007. Glass, nickel silver. 3 5/8 x 2 1/2' x 1/2'. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Textile Series, 2007
Glass, nickel silver
3 5/8 x 2 1/2" x 1/2"
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Intro
Exploring the transparency,translucency and magnification of glass -- "site adaptive" jewelry that interacts with the color and weave upon which it is worn.
Much of my exploration has involved a search for qualities that are unique to jewelry as an art form. One quality that currently interests me is that brooches and necklaces are usually worn against a fabric environment. My clear glass jewelry exploits the optical qualities of glass to heavily magnify the clothing on which it is worn so the weave of the fabric becomes the image in the jewelry, while my frosted pieces exploit the translucency of glass to exhibit a subtle color shift with the color of the clothing. I think of these pieces as "site adaptive” jewelry. This body of work bridges three craft media: it is jewelry made of glass with textile imagery. 

Remarks

Artist Talk and Reception: 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 1, 7-9 PM 


Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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