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breathe 6 necklace, hand fabricated sterling silver jewelry by Anika Smulovitz
breathe 6
sterling silver, repurposed plastic grocery bags, antique Victorian glass button, freshwater petals from thrift store
2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/2"; photographed by Doug Yaple
2016

As an artist working with adornment, I am particularly interested in the relationship between object and wearer. In my jewelry I explore the creation of self-awareness and the transformation of intimate physical understandings of the body.

Is it possible to evoke the act of breathing in a static object through material choices? How might this tune the wearer into the power of their breath? This group of brooches explores these and other questions about the body in motion, and the intimate and personal interaction between the wearer and the object.