XS011 with Removable Brooch

Brienne Rosner



7" x 7" x 2"; brooch 4"l x 2.125"x w 0.875"h

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Photo credit: Colde Rodger

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted wood surfaces, stitch with thread and beads, apply gold leaf and fabricated metallic objects, and inlay magnets so that parts can be removed from the work and worn as jewelry. The use of new technologies has furthered my work to include a collection of jewelry in which cast frames envelop intimate shaped compositions inspired by the wall pieces. I am driven by the playfulness and purpose of this type of hands on, direct viewer interaction. My work reveals an infatuation with the minutia of visual life, objects and nature, and the desire to continue the process of discovery.”

Brienne received a BFA (Painting) from Boston University and learned techniques in metalsmithing and various mediums through Craft Schools. She has exhibited her mixed media wall pieces and jewelry nationally and awards include Best New Artist at the 40th Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. She is also the Managing Director of SNAG.

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