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Published: 31.10.2019

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9 jewellery pieces to raise people's awareness of caring about the natural environment. 
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Water Crisis, 2019. Cork, wood, fiber, tigers eye, silver, 18k gold.. 10 x 1.3 x 19 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Water Crisis, 2019
Cork, wood, fiber, tigers eye, silver, 18k gold.
10 x 1.3 x 19 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collar: Warming Waters, 2019. cork, fiber, 18k gold, silver, lapis.. 28 cm Ø. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collar: Warming Waters, 2019
cork, fiber, 18k gold, silver, lapis.
28 cm Ø
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Vanishing Prairie, 2019. Cork, fiber, tigers eye, silver, 18k gold.. 8.2 x 8.2 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Vanishing Prairie, 2019
Cork, fiber, tigers eye, silver, 18k gold.
8.2 x 8.2 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collar: Threatened Grasslands, 2019. Cork, fiber, fresh water pearl,18k gold, silver.. 30.5 cm Ø. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collar: Threatened Grasslands, 2019
Cork, fiber, fresh water pearl,18k gold, silver.
30.5 cm Ø
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Infestation, 2019. Cork, wood, tanzanite,18k gold, silver.. 7.6 x 6.3 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Infestation, 2019
Cork, wood, tanzanite,18k gold, silver.
7.6 x 6.3 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: In Balance, 2019. Cork, wood, malachite, 18k gold, silver.. 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: In Balance, 2019
Cork, wood, malachite, 18k gold, silver.
6.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Iceberg, 2019. Cork, wood, aquamarine, 18k gold, silver.. 7 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Iceberg, 2019
Cork, wood, aquamarine, 18k gold, silver.
7 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Diminishing Grasslands, 2019. Cork, wood, fiber, petrified wood, 18k gold, silver.. 11.5 x 1.3 x 8.9 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Diminishing Grasslands, 2019
Cork, wood, fiber, petrified wood, 18k gold, silver.
11.5 x 1.3 x 8.9 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Deforestation, 2019. Cork, wood, fiber, emerald, chalcedony, 18k gold, silver.. 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Jim Clemenson. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Deforestation, 2019
Cork, wood, fiber, emerald, chalcedony, 18k gold, silver.
6.3 x 1.3 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Jim Clemenson
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Encased, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, 18k gold.. 48.5 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Encased, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, 18k gold.
48.5 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Encased II, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, 18k gold.. 50 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Encased II, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, 18k gold.
50 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Drip, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, pearls.. 101.5 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Drip, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, pearls.
101.5 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collar: Tracings, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, pearls, Japanese fiber.. Ø 28 cm. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collar: Tracings, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, pearls, Japanese fiber.
Ø 28 cm
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collar: Dual Form, 2018. Hand knit leather, knit suede, silver, pearls, bronze.. 61 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collar: Dual Form, 2018
Hand knit leather, knit suede, silver, pearls, bronze.
61 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Bracelet: Ripples, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, rare earth magnet.. 20 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Bracelet: Ripples, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, rare earth magnet.
20 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Bracelet: Ice, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver, rare earth magnet.. 20 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Bracelet: Ice, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver, rare earth magnet.
20 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collar: Tract, 2018. Hand knit leather, silver.. Ø 30 cm. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collar: Tract, 2018
Hand knit leather, silver.
Ø 30 cm
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Pink Parcel, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 71 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Pink Parcel, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
71 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Pink Parcel, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 71 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. On model.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Pink Parcel, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
71 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes

On model.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Fantastical Landscape, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 91 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Fantastical Landscape, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
91 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Fantastical Landscape, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 91 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. On model.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Fantastical Landscape, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
91 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes

On model.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Pink Pasture, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 71 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Pink Pasture, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
71 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Pink Pasture, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 71 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. On model.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Pink Pasture, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
71 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes

On model.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Fantastical Childhood Landscape, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 81 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Fantastical Childhood Landscape, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
81 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Fantastical Childhood Landscape, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 81 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. On model.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Fantastical Childhood Landscape, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
81 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes

On model.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Field, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 60 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Field, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
60 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Collier: Field, 2017. Hand knit leather, silver.. 60 cm circumference. From series: Fantastical Landscapes. On model.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Collier: Field, 2017
Hand knit leather, silver.
60 cm circumference
From series: Fantastical Landscapes

On model.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket Collar #1, 2016. Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.. 35.5 cm ∅. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket Collar #1, 2016
Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.
35.5 cm ∅
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket Collar #2, 2016. Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.. 50.8 cm ∅. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket Collar #2, 2016
Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.
50.8 cm ∅
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket Collar #3, 2016. Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.. 45.7 cm ∅. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket Collar #3, 2016
Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.
45.7 cm ∅
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpieces: Basket Collar #4, 2016. Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.. 35.6 cm ∅. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpieces: Basket Collar #4, 2016
Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.
35.6 cm ∅
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket Collar #10.1, 2016. Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, 18k gold.. 15.3 cm ∅, 61 cm long. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket Collar #10.1, 2016
Hand knit leather, vinyl, oxidized silver, 18k gold.
15.3 cm ∅, 61 cm long
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Color Block Collar, 2016. Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.. 40.6 cm ∅. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Color Block Collar, 2016
Hand knit leather, oxidized silver, rare earth magnet.
40.6 cm ∅
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket #11, 2016. Leather, silver. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket #11, 2016
Leather, silver
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #12, 2016. Leather, horn, copper. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #12, 2016
Leather, horn, copper
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket #14, 2016. Leather, silver, 22k gold leaf. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket #14, 2016
Leather, silver, 22k gold leaf
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Neckpiece: Basket #5, 2016. Leather, silver. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Neckpiece: Basket #5, 2016
Leather, silver
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​​Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Basket #18, 2016. ​​Sterling silver. ​​Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Basket #18, 2016
​​Sterling silver
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #6, 2016. Leather, silver, 22k gold leaf, rare earth magnet. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #6, 2016
Leather, silver, 22k gold leaf, rare earth magnet
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #8, 2016. Leather, silver, 22k gold. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #8, 2016
Leather, silver, 22k gold
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #9, 2016. Leather, silver. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #9, 2016
Leather, silver
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #10, 2016. Leather, silver, 18k gold, 22k gold leaf. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #10, 2016
Leather, silver, 18k gold, 22k gold leaf
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Basket #4, 2016. Leather, silver, rare earth magnet. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Basket #4, 2016
Leather, silver, rare earth magnet
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Intro
Brooke Marks-Swanson is a metal and textile artist currently living in the Midwest.  She speaks of her obsessions and observations through a universal language of textile and metal wearable art. She received her MFA in Metals from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Her works have been exhibited nationally over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions and most recently included internationally in exhibitions in Canada, Greece, Spain and France. Marks-Swanson has been included in 17 publications including the notable Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017. Three Lark Book Publications: 500 Plates and Chargers, The Craft of Silversmithing, and The Art of Enameling.  In August 2016, her first solo exhibition titled, “Baskets: Increase/Decrease”, was held at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California. Most recently, Marks-Swanson spoke at SOFA Chicago 2016, on a panel titled: FIBER ART IN THREE DIMENSIONS: A History and Discussion of Fiber Art Off The Wall. Her work can be found in the Muzeum w Walbrzychu, Walbrzych, Poland, The Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design, Sparta, North Carolina, and The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon. 

Statement

Created to shield us from the environment, textiles became a form of expression and a universal language. Through the tactile intimacy of my textile jewelry, I affirm our primal need to connect to the land and seek to understand the human condition. Purposeful color combinations reflect visceral feelings of seasonal change, uncertainty, and even hope. Natural disasters and climate crisis are at the forefront of mind, our mother Earth mirroring human condition: calm, violent, refreshing, threatening, and moments of tranquil as we continue to take from her. My awareness evolves and my obligation to connect persists. Variegated terrain, opposing clusters of fiber, metal and stone- all in balance reveal fantastical landscapes and uncertain futures. Contemporary amulets emerge.

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2019:
Fair  31 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  SOFA Chicago 2019.
Represent by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
2018:
Fair  01 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  SOFA Chicago.
represent by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, at booth B14.
Exhibition  01 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018  Something Wild This Way Comes.
2017:
Exhibition  08 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017  Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal.
Fair  02 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017  SOFA Chicago.
with Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, booth 6032018.
2016:
Award  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  The Legacy Award 2016.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Shadow Themes: Finding the Present in the Past.
Exhibition  04 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016  Baskets. Increase & Decrease by Brooke Marks-Swanson.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2013:
Exhibition  07 Dec 2013 - 31 Jan 2014  Objects of Status, Power & Adornment Part II.
2011:
Exhibition  13 Sep 2011 - 12 Nov 2011  Objects of Status, Power and Adornment.
2010:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2010 - 27 Oct 2010  The Teapot Redefined: A Group Invitational.

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Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, “Shifting Sites”. 2016
Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, “Animal Instincts”. 2014
Magazine:  Edible Michiana, Issue 10, “the last bite”. 2013
Magazine:  Art Jewelry Magazine, Interview Artist Profile, September Issue. 2010
Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, “Saturated: Color and Metal”. 2009
Book:  500 Plates and Chargers. Lark Books:  2008
Magazine:  News and Views, American Craft Council, Volume 1. 2007
Issue 3, Exhibitor Profile
Magazine:  American Craft Magazine, “Portfolio”. 2006
June/July
Book:  Making Metal Beads.. Paul Warg.  Lark Books:  2006
Book:  The Craft of Silversmithing: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration.. Alexandra P. Austin.  Lark Books:  2004
Book:  The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration.. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2004
Magazine:  Lapidary Journal Magazine: Color on Metal. 2004
Magazine:  CRART Magazine. 2003
Seoul, Korea Spring 2003
Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine. 2002
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