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Smulovitz, breathe 9, sterling silver, repurposed thrift store clothing, found wood, rose quartz necklace, 2017
sterling silver, repurposed thift store clothing, found wood, rose quartz, silk string
photographed by Doug Yaple
2017
breathe 8 necklace; sterling silver, 18k gold, recycled glass necklace by Anika Smulovitz
sterling silver, 18k gold, recycled glass, freshwater pearls from thrift store,
9 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 7/8"; photographed by Doug Yaple
2016
breathe 7, sterling silver/repurposed thrift store clothes fabricated bangle bracelet by Anika Smulovitz
sterling silver, repurposed thrift store clothes; 3 1/2" x 4" x 3/4"
3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3/4"; photographed by Doug Yaple
2016
breathe 6 necklace, hand fabricated sterling silver jewelry by Anika Smulovitz
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
Anika Smulovitz, breathe 5, sterling silver, copper, acrylic
sterling silver, copper (patinated), acrylic
2 3/4" x 3" x 1/4"
2014
Anika Smulovitz, sterling silver jewelry brooch pin repurposed materials topaz gemstone
sterling silver (patinated), topaz
3" x 5" x 1/2"
2013
Anika Smulovitz, sterling silver jewelry brooch pin repurposed materials plastic
sterling silver, repurposed plastic grocery bags; 4" x 2 1/4" x 1"
photographed by Doug Yaple
2012
Anika Smulovitz, breathe, brooch, sterling silver jewelry, repurposed thrift store clothes, breathe jewelry
sterling silver, repurposed thrift store clothes; 3 1/2" x 4" x 3/4"
photographed by Doug Yaple
2011
Anika Smulovitz, breathe, brooch, sterling silver jewelry, repurposed plastic bags, breathe jewelry
sterling silver, repurposed plastic grocery bags; 4" x 3 1/8" x 3/4"
photographed by Tom McInvaille
2011

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.