An investigation from “The Distance between bodies” series

Ann Culy (New Zealander, b.1952), Artist 2000 © All rights reserved See full details

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Designed to stitch to the body as a brooch to fit with the curve of the body. This series plays with ideas of jewellery on and off the body. Images are taken from drawings of bodies, sending them on a journey and then landing the final pieces of the body again. Silver is beaten/ rolled? flat and image is cut out to mimic a line drawing, while cut out surfaces create negative space. The brooch can also be used as plate to make a print on paper, where the cut lines would create the image. It can be displayed slightly elevated from the wall so that the lines create shadows of the image. Image is of a two hands pushing a pillow against a naked body depicted from knees to shoulders.
An investigation from “The Distance between bodies” series
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sterling silver
75 x 60 x 12 mm
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Collection of The Dowse Art Museum. Gifted by the artist
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