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Pattern. Order. Repetition.
- I have made a series of brooches based off of a simple tessellation pattern.
- This pattern exemplifies my aesthetic, and provides a neutral form in which to display its contents.
- The arrangement of light and dark in each hexagonal brooch is deliberate. Each one follows the same pattern:
- The materials and the groupings are also deliberate. Each brooch is a minimalist representation of something I find noteworthy.
- This could be a time in my life, a trivial thing that vexes me, a desire, a material which elicits an emotional response, or just an idea I find amusing.
- I am a very pedantic person, and I tend to overthink things a lot. It helps me to break things down to their basic components and make lists to categorize them.
- I find that things become much easier to handle when they have a sense of order; a task or a problem that once seemed like an impossible undertaking can be demystified in the same way a three-dimensional illusion can become two-dimensional once you mentally take it apart figure out what makes it work.
- I have created these brooches using this thought process. They are an orderly representation of these aforementioned "noteworthy" concepts or ideas.
- Each brooch is modular, and as such you are free to arrange and rearrange them in whatever manner you choose.
- Depending on how many you wear, they can be anything from a cacophonous cluster of ideas, to a brief and discreet statement.
- One could view this work as selfish or self indulgent. I wouldn't disagree. To me, art is putting a piece of yourself on display and having the audacity to assume anyone cares.
- Why not go the extra mile and wear your
heartart on your sleeve?