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Anika Smulovitz breathe 10 sterling silver reclaimed wood from Wawona Schooner beach glass freshwater pearl brooch pin art jewelry
breathe 10
sterling silver, fine silver, reclaimed wood from the Wawona Schooner, beach glass from San Juan Island (WA), freshwater pearls, silk string
5" x 1 1/8" x 3/8"; photographed by Doug Yaple
2017

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.