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Primrose Brooch & Boardwalk
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About the Item

The Brooch was created using waterjet cut aluminum, silver, steel, powder coat, and the Boardwalk was created using ash and steel.

This blue primrose brooch can be worn as well as displayed on its wooden boardwalk. The ash boardwalk and its laser-engraved surface are inspired by the boardwalks encountered on hiking trails during Smith's 2021 residency at Acadia National Park. The raised platform can hook onto a nail or screw in the wall for an easy method of hanging the work. The blue primrose brooch was made in 2020, part of a series ongoing for the past few years. The brooch forms have been traced in Rhinocerous and waterjet cut before being hand sanded, formed, powder-coated, and connected with silver rivets.

About the Artist

Rachel Suzanne Smith is an artist, metalsmith, and educator. She is currently making work, working as Fabrication Lab Supervisor at Oberlin College, and teaching part time at Kent State University. Her work reflects themes of identity and ornament, focusing specifically on the desire to connect with the outdoors and nature. The facilitation of that need occurs through the use of adornment, allowing the wearer to surround themselves in arrangements and clusters of plants, created via the artist's photographs and sketches.

Shipping Information

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Donated By Rachel Suzanne Smith