Friday, February 5, 2010

I've Been Dunked!

Thea Clark- brooch, Ladies Auxiliary Club, 2010

This was pictured before it was dunked in Plastic Dip, now here it is after. The pink is covering recycled plastic, nickel silver and wood, to this I added a pearl and below, oxidized silver and enamel on copper.
This piece stirs up some sense memories for me (acting term for a memory you can recall with numerous senses) of alien upper class women's clubs I visited a few times in my youth. They were pervaded by a strange primness and decorated with large patterned, garden inspired wallpaper. They were inhabited by women I imagined must have had white wall-to-wall carpeting and french antiques in their bedrooms. It goes without saying these women also wore pearls.

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