Palindrome Brooch

Joshua Kosker


Indianapolis, IN, United States

2.75 x 2.75 x 0.5”

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A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward. This brooch was created to read and function in the same fashion. In other words, there is no front or back. In this way, the pin stem functions as a structural mechanism to attach the brooch to clothing, while simultaneously acting as an ornamental focal point of the work.

Joshua Kosker is a contemporary jeweler, artist, and educator. His work integrates traditional jewelry techniques and experimental processes, while examining craft, materiality, and the body. Kosker earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University. He is currently a Lecturer in Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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