Farewell Brooch 2

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July, 2016
Bakelite, sterling silver, garnets, and nickel
3.5cm in diameter, 1cm thick

This is a brooch that I made for my former professor at UMass Dartmouth, Alan Burton Thompson. While I was pursuing my MFA degree he served as my main advisor, and helped me both figure things out conceptually, and refine my MFA thesis work. (He was also the one who introduced me to Bakelite, which served as the catalyst for a brooch I made: Bakelite Brooch 2.)

Alan is an expert on plastics and has a penchant for replicas and the miniature, so the brooch I made him is both of those things based off a piece of mine that he liked quite a bit.