"Don't Judge Me by My Appearance" (Speaking Jewelry), 2010
Brooches from ready-made jewelry boxes and potatoes cast and electroformed in silver with plastic, flocking, electric wires, speakers, sensors, batteries, electronic components, cotton, spring steel.
5 x 5 x 3 cm/ 7.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm/ 9 x 5 x 4cm/ 5.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
A ”speaking” brooch senses as you approach the wearer, and calls, “Don’t judge me by my appearance.” A contrast arises between a brooch, an item that seeks to establish a statement through appearance, and the vocal request to refrain from any judgment based on looks. When jewelry asks this of us, what is its role and what should this jewelry look like?
Exhibited in Sequences; Identities, Israeli Jewelry Biennale V, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Transit – Contemporary Jewelry from Israel, which traveld in Germany to Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Deutsches Goldschmiedhause, Hanau, Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, and Le Rouge, Chateau de Bonaguil, Fumel, France.